Secure way to copy files onto an external hard drive?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by noduser, May 13, 2008.

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  1. noduser

    noduser Registered Member

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    One time when I was copying a DVD to my computer (just by copying and pasting the VIDEO_TS directory) the copy process failed. Ever since, I've used DVD ripping software. So, right now I have about 20 gigs of information I have to copy over to an external HD: What's a better option than copy and paste?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    Install TeraCopy then use copy/paste :D
     
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    Thanks WSFuser. Not sure if your suggestion will help out the OP but I`m sure going to give it a try. :thumb:
     
  4. NGRhodes

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    If you want reliability you need to use a file sync tool, dont use anything personally (well apart from rsync a long time ago), you can also use backup tools for the same purpose, one that I use to keep my main hdd and backup hdd synced is http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html, also look at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...54-C975-4814-9649-CCE41AF06EB7&displaylang=en

    The possible reason for your DVD copy failled initially could be because of the copy protection on DVD's, I use http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html to bypass.
     
  5. noduser

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    Thanks guys. Turns out I only had about 8 gigs to copy and I just copied a couple hundred megs at a time and verified all the files with MD5s. Sufficient, I assume?
     
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