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Re: A question about deleting a big file structure from a big disk in Jessie: Why does this work? I'm really worried.

On Fri, 3 Apr 2015 15:01:26 -0600
Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:
> It could also be that I was unlucky in my purchase of cheap USB disk
> enclosures.  Which is why I was careful to relate my experience but
> not cast blame.  Your experiences and others may very well be
> different!  You will have different hardware at the least.  That will
> make a big difference.  I encourage everyone to generate their own
> experience and collect and report the data from it.  It is obvious
> what I am thinking but that doesn't mean it is correct.  I am simply
> communicating in what I hope to be a helpful way.

I also have a USB disk enclosure, in which sits a 3,5" IDE-ATAPI drive,
encrypted with LUKS. It is a really cheap, no-name enclosure that I've
had for years, and so far I have had no problems with it.

Reading your previous mails make me a little worried, though. It is
only used as a sort of semi-online backup, that I connect when I run
the backup, but my main backups are on bluray-discs. Now I begin to
wonder if I should invest in another drive for backing up stuff, but I
would still want it to be removable.

That means I have to decide between eSATA and IEEE-1394 as interfaces.
Only this machine has eSATA, I think, while both machines I might want
to connect it to has Firewire. Which of these would be the best choice
from a technical standpoint, and do they work well with Linux? I'd
imagine eSATA would simply be seen as a SATA device?

Might it also be better to go with a little bit more expensive


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