Aside... the perils of big USB drives

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Aside... the perils of big USB drives
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Just for a change of topic... my backup USB HDD on this notebook just now started giving failure messages under Syncback when it tried its hourly backup.

So run CHKDSK H: = oh boy, lotsa errors.

Next run CHKDSK H: /R and found zillions of orphaned files and other disasters, right now it is in Stage 4. Looking for bad clusters in user file data

Only an estimated 18 more hours to go. That will teach me to use 2TB backup drives.

Anyway, peace of mind even if I need to trash the drive as it's all backed up as well on my NAS.

I have worked hands-on repairing computers since 1963 and my standard saying is "anything can go wrong at any time". As years go by things get more reliable so the intervals between disasters stretches out to the point where memory fades and we think everything will work fine forever.... until....

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