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Best Answer JoyfulNoise , 17 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

Hello Everyone, I am making a final update here. I also would like to give a special thank you and shout-out to my boys phillpower2 and FreeBooter! Thank you so much for your excellent service... Go to the full post »


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Hello JoyfulNoise,

 

No matter how long it takes with this, we get so many abandoned threads that I like to check back with folk if they have not replied for 3 days or more just in case they missed an update from us etc.

 

A word of caution, something caused your data on the HDDs to go wonky and one possibility is malware, I strongly suggest that you follow the malware guidance now and most definitely before swapping any data between the computer and any/all storage devices, if malware is present you will infect all of your drives, if not done already that is.

 

You are welcome btw :)  

 

Hey phillpower2,

 

I actually appreciate that. Thank you for your excellent service. I never had someone at a forum do that before, so it kind of got me off guard when I read it. Thank you!

 

By doing what you suggest in the malware section or scanning with this tool FRST64.exe, will this cause any data loss? Should I have any concerns about doing so before getting my new drives etc? Sorry, if it sounds stupid, but I like to make sure. I am kind of nervous about it.

 

Thank you for taking interest in my thread and helping me. :wave: Looking forward to getting this done! :yes:


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The /R parameter implies /F so you only need to execute /R parameter with chkdsk command. Please follow phillpower2 advice when you have more time to do so.

Thank you so much FreeBooter for your time, assistance and advice. I appreciate it.


Edited by JoyfulNoise, 23 November 2016 - 04:52 PM.

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Hey Everyone,

 

Would love to get your input on these items I will be considering on purchasing. Thank you for any input you can give. I will be appreciative.

 

PCIE-E CARDS

https://www.amazon.c...=I1K4258492W2W6

or

https://www.amazon.c...=I196Q6L6XK89QI

EXTERNAL DRIVES

https://www.amazon.c...=I10FTTR5KHC0RS

or

https://www.amazon.c...=dp_ob_title_ce

DOCKING STATION

https://www.amazon.c...inateck docking

and

https://www.amazon.c...inateck docking

INTERNAL DRIVES
Something in the list here

https://www.amazon.c...rnal hdd drives

or

I will pick another brand that's price is cheap because for backups I heard you don't need the best drive. So I might by one that is in the $40 range.
 


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For USB 3.0 Expansion Card i would say purchase the one in first link it has 2 years protection plan for $1.67 and it has better features like Low Energy Consumption.

The external drive and docking station looks good it all depends on what you need tell you the true.

When purchasing a hard disk drive Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) is important higher its faster the read/wright head of the drive can access the data on the drive. The 7200 RPM is very good speed.

The RAM cache size is also important because portion of RAM used to speed up access to data on a disk.

Speed of the SATA drive is important as well, SATA revision 1.0 (1.5 Gbit/s, 150 MB/s), SATA revision 2.0 (3 Gbit/s, 300 MB/s), SATA revision 3.0 (6 Gbit/s, 600 MB/s) speed.

I suggest you purchase Solid State Drive (SSD) they are much faster.
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For USB 3.0 Expansion Card i would say purchase the one in first link it has 2 years protection plan for $1.67 and it has better features like Low Energy Consumption.

The external drive and docking station looks good it all depends on what you need tell you the true.

When purchasing a hard disk drive Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) is important higher its faster the read/wright head of the drive can access the data on the drive. The 7200 RPM is very good speed.

The RAM cache size is also important because portion of RAM used to speed up access to data on a disk.

Speed of the SATA drive is important as well, SATA revision 1.0 (1.5 Gbit/s, 150 MB/s), SATA revision 2.0 (3 Gbit/s, 300 MB/s), SATA revision 3.0 (6 Gbit/s, 600 MB/s) speed.

I suggest you purchase Solid State Drive (SSD) they are much faster.

 

Thank you again FreeBooter for your help. Thank you for checking out the products and giving your input on them. I appreciate that, helpful! For backups or image backups, I don't think it would matter if it was 5900 rpm. I will explain further. For the main drives I use on a daily basis, I can say yes, 7200, but these image backup drives will not be hooked up to the computer until I am ready to make another image backup. With that said, what are your thoughts? Also, if the price is right, I will consider 7200 rpm ones for image backups.

 

The reason why I haven't bought SSD drives is because they are way too expensive and I feel I don't need them at this point. If they were the same price as the HDD's then I would consider.


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I myself purchase internal HDD with 7200 RPM but if you are only using external drive for backup you can purchase the one with 5400 RPM.
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Hello JoyfulNoise,

 

No matter how long it takes with this, we get so many abandoned threads that I like to check back with folk if they have not replied for 3 days or more just in case they missed an update from us etc.

 

A word of caution, something caused your data on the HDDs to go wonky and one possibility is malware, I strongly suggest that you follow the malware guidance now and most definitely before swapping any data between the computer and any/all storage devices, if malware is present you will infect all of your drives, if not done already that is.

 

You are welcome btw :)  

 

Hey phillpower2,

 

I actually appreciate that. Thank you for your excellent service. I never had someone at a forum do that before, so it kind of got me off guard when I read it. Thank you!

 

By doing what you suggest in the malware section or scanning with this tool FRST64.exe, will this cause any data loss? Should I have any concerns about doing so before getting my new drives etc? Sorry, if it sounds stupid, but I like to make sure. I am kind of nervous about it.

 

Thank you for taking interest in my thread and helping me. :wave: Looking forward to getting this done! :yes:

 

 

You are most welcome and thank you for your kind words JoyfulNoise  :blush:

 

By doing what you suggest in the malware section or scanning with this tool FRST64.exe, will this cause any data loss? 

 

 

 

I am not a malware removal expert but rest assured the tools that the staff use on those forums are very well tried and trusted and are intended to gather information to help with any clean up that may be required.

 

Should I have any concerns about doing so before getting my new drives etc? Sorry, if it sounds stupid, but I like to make sure. I am kind of nervous about it.

 

 

Sounds sensible to ask not stupid by any means but to reiterate you should check for malware before transferring any data from the computer as it is and definitely before connecting any new storage device/s to it.

 

I see FreeBooter has already answered your upgrade questions so will not say too much here, it is not good practice to go off topic with threads and your upgrade question/s would have been best asked on the System Building & Upgrade forum, two good reasons for this, you may get unwanted upgrade suggestions while you are trying troubleshooting steps on the drives and at some point your thread will hopefully be able to be marked as answered so that folk searching Google for potential answers for the same or similar type issue will be able to find the solution quicker.


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I myself purchase internal HDD with 7200 RPM but if you are only using external drive for backup you can purchase the one with 5400 RPM.

Thank you for your time and input! Happy Thanksgiving to you!


Edited by JoyfulNoise, 24 November 2016 - 09:04 AM.

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he

 

 

 

 

Hello JoyfulNoise,

 

No matter how long it takes with this, we get so many abandoned threads that I like to check back with folk if they have not replied for 3 days or more just in case they missed an update from us etc.

 

A word of caution, something caused your data on the HDDs to go wonky and one possibility is malware, I strongly suggest that you follow the malware guidance now and most definitely before swapping any data between the computer and any/all storage devices, if malware is present you will infect all of your drives, if not done already that is.

 

You are welcome btw :)  

 

Hey phillpower2,

 

I actually appreciate that. Thank you for your excellent service. I never had someone at a forum do that before, so it kind of got me off guard when I read it. Thank you!

 

By doing what you suggest in the malware section or scanning with this tool FRST64.exe, will this cause any data loss? Should I have any concerns about doing so before getting my new drives etc? Sorry, if it sounds stupid, but I like to make sure. I am kind of nervous about it.

 

Thank you for taking interest in my thread and helping me. :wave: Looking forward to getting this done! :yes:

 

 

You are most welcome and thank you for your kind words JoyfulNoise  :blush:

 

By doing what you suggest in the malware section or scanning with this tool FRST64.exe, will this cause any data loss? 

 

 

 

I am not a malware removal expert but rest assured the tools that the staff use on those forums are very well tried and trusted and are intended to gather information to help with any clean up that may be required.

 

Should I have any concerns about doing so before getting my new drives etc? Sorry, if it sounds stupid, but I like to make sure. I am kind of nervous about it.

 

 

Sounds sensible to ask not stupid by any means but to reiterate you should check for malware before transferring any data from the computer as it is and definitely before connecting any new storage device/s to it.

 

I see FreeBooter has already answered your upgrade questions so will not say too much here, it is not good practice to go off topic with threads and your upgrade question/s would have been best asked on the System Building & Upgrade forum, two good reasons for this, you may get unwanted upgrade suggestions while you are trying troubleshooting steps on the drives and at some point your thread will hopefully be able to be marked as answered so that folk searching Google for potential answers for the same or similar type issue will be able to find the solution quicker.

 

Thank you phillpower2 again. No problem. Thank you for the explanation. I feel more comfortable now about using the software for malware. Sorry, if I went off topic and I can agree that putting a thread in that system building section would benefit me, but not sure if you agree with this statement that it could be a matter of perspective. I am buying hard drives to help with this situation and by posting it here could help somebody else replace there hard drive with the same problem of corruption etc. and that person does not have to do an extra search to find the answer.

 

I will definitely will complete this thread once my situation is solved and I won't forget I promise. I have so much to do with this that it won't be in the next week and most likely the following, but I will. To let you know, so you don't freak out :D....I probably won't have an update for the next few days or so.

 

Thank you phillpower2 you are da best. :yeah:  I am very appreciative of you and Happy Thanksgiving.


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I myself purchase internal HDD with 7200 RPM but if you are only using external drive for backup you can purchase the one with 5400 RPM.

Thank you for your time and input! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

 

You are very welcome and Happy Thanksgiving to as well!


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I myself purchase internal HDD with 7200 RPM but if you are only using external drive for backup you can purchase the one with 5400 RPM.

Thank you for your time and input! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

 

You are very welcome and Happy Thanksgiving to as well!

 

Thank you!


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You are welcome and thank you for the update JoyfulNoise  :thumbsup:

 

 

Sorry, if I went off topic and I can agree that putting a thread in that system building section would benefit me, but not sure if you agree with this statement that it could be a matter of perspective. I am buying hard drives to help with this situation and by posting it here could help somebody else replace there hard drive with the same problem of corruption etc. and that person does not have to do an extra search to find the answer.

 

 

No need for any apology JoyfulNoise but perhaps an explanation from myself, if the solution to your data corruption issue/s was to replace the HDDs then it would have been appropriate to help with that in this thread here rather than create a new thread elsewhere and have yourself and others looking for solution part B on the System Building & Upgrade forum, as there is nothing physically wrong with your HDDs further investigation is required to try and identify what caused the data corruption in the first place so as to avoid the possibility of it being replicated on any new storage devices that you may hook up, this is why it is so important that you now check for malware, btw, some malware is so deep rooted that not even a full format will clean it up and expert help is the only way to eradicate it.

 

JAFYI: I am not 100% saying that your computer is infected only suggesting that you have it confirmed one way or another before moving on.

 

Thank you once again for your kind words, hope you had a good Thanksgiving  :thumbsup:


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You are welcome and thank you for the update JoyfulNoise  :thumbsup:

 

 

Sorry, if I went off topic and I can agree that putting a thread in that system building section would benefit me, but not sure if you agree with this statement that it could be a matter of perspective. I am buying hard drives to help with this situation and by posting it here could help somebody else replace there hard drive with the same problem of corruption etc. and that person does not have to do an extra search to find the answer.

 

 

No need for any apology JoyfulNoise but perhaps an explanation from myself, if the solution to your data corruption issue/s was to replace the HDDs then it would have been appropriate to help with that in this thread here rather than create a new thread elsewhere and have yourself and others looking for solution part B on the System Building & Upgrade forum, as there is nothing physically wrong with your HDDs further investigation is required to try and identify what caused the data corruption in the first place so as to avoid the possibility of it being replicated on any new storage devices that you may hook up, this is why it is so important that you now check for malware, btw, some malware is so deep rooted that not even a full format will clean it up and expert help is the only way to eradicate it.

 

JAFYI: I am not 100% saying that your computer is infected only suggesting that you have it confirmed one way or another before moving on.

 

Thank you once again for your kind words, hope you had a good Thanksgiving  :thumbsup:

Your welcome phillpower2. Thank you for your explanation and I agree. I will do the malware test, not sure when or at the moment, but will do and I will post the results. How long will it take to use that malware checker that you recommended to download and try for a 2TB drive?


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 I will do the malware test, not sure when or at the moment, but will do and I will post the results

 

 

Please do not post anything malware related in this thread, if the computer is infected and you need help with it you should start a new thread here, include a link to this thread so that steps already taken can be checked.


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 I will do the malware test, not sure when or at the moment, but will do and I will post the results

 

 

Please do not post anything malware related in this thread, if the computer is infected and you need help with it you should start a new thread here, include a link to this thread so that steps already taken can be checked.

 

 

Thank you very much for the correction. Will do! Can you at least give me an idea of how long that test would take or do you want me to ask that question over there?


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