Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Storing external hard drive in a safe

17 Oct 2011   #11
lhorwinkle

Win 7
 
 

Faraday cage not needed. You'd be hard pressed to erase anything on your drive with any magnet in your possession because the magnetic surface has a VERY high magnetic reluctance. Erasure happens only in the movies. No worries.

TheArchitect77: As for data safety, you haven't yet mentioned the reason for your concerns. The type of data you're archiving, the value of the data, your requirements for recovering the data when needed ... these things and more must be considered before choosing a solution. Can you elaborate?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Oct 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
Faraday cage not needed. You'd be hard pressed to erase anything on your drive with any magnet in your possession because the magnetic surface has a VERY high magnetic reluctance. Erasure happens only in the movies. No worries.
Probably correct. It is unlikely to accidently happen since you need ~1 Telsa flux density. It doesn't just happen in the movies. Step 2 must be for purists.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2011   #13
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
For me, I prefer to keep the data off site. I keep 2 external hard drives and I always have at least 1 that is offsite. A fire rated safe is better than not having one, but you have to be aware that they are only fireproof for a limited amount of time. For example,

Quote:
This First Alert 2.13 cubic foot fire safe is UL classified for 1 hour to withstand an external temperature of 1700 degrees Fahrenheit while maintaining an internal temperature of less than 350 degrees. The safe has been tested by an independent testing lab and verified to protect digital media including memory sticks, CD’s, DVD’s and external hard drives.
How about putting your small fire proof safe in a watertight ziplock bag and then put it in the reservoir of a toilet in your house?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Oct 2011   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
How about putting your small fire proof safe in a watertight ziplock bag and then put it in the reservoir of a toilet in your house?
Now this is a solid idea. Great thinking.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #15
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

A solid idea or a soiled idea? That's the question...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #16
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

LOL that depends on which part of the toilet you're actually using for your "business"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #17
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I was wondering - boiled or steamed - how do you like your data?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Storing external hard drive in a safe




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Best external to external hard drive synchronized backup plan?
So I want to clone one external 2TB with another. So one drive is the main use one and another the backup one. So I copy everything over to backup and i store the backup at another house and then I start using the main: deleting and adding/editing files. What is the best software or whatever to...
Hardware & Devices
Safe use of external hard disk
What is the safest way to protect data on an external hard drive, when using the hard drive on computers other than your own. Is there a good recommended software I can use to encrypt my hard drive and have it available to be decrypted on another computer and to keep all the encryption software...
System Security
Storing games in the 2nd hard drive (D Drive) instead of Win C Drive.
Hi - just a quick question. Currently, my laptop is configured in the following manner: C Drive: where Windows 7 is stored -> on an SSD D Drive: hard disk drive. I want to store my games in my D drive but is concerned whether the way i do it is correct or not. When installing the games;...
Gaming
Is it safe to remove the default programs on my External Hard Drive?
Because this regards an External Hard Drive I bought a few weeks ago I thought I would post this question in here... I recently bought a 500 GB FreeAgent GoFlex Seagate External Hard Drive and have been using it for videos, music, and other things for my projects that I work on (I make videos...
General Discussion
how to make your internal hard drive into and external hard drive ?
I have an internal hard disk not in use ,and I would like to make it as external disk ! I looked on the net and I found I should have the " encelsure " butt I think I wont find it here in my city . So is there another way ? like usb -esata cable ?
Hardware & Devices
Internal Hard Drive acting like an External Hard Drive
Hi guys, I'm new on any sort of forums so go easy if it's a stupid question..but here goes. Me and my brother built me a new computer from scratch (he did the building - i did the watching). To cut a long story short - I purchased an internal hard drive from Overclockers UK. It's a Samsung...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App