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Defraggomg a "My Passport " drive. Anonymous 17/06/30(Fri)01:05 No. 22480 ID: 4ae916 [Reply]
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I have an external WD My Passport 2EE2 USB external drive and was wondering if I could use PerfecDisk Professional to defragment it?
I haven't really found anything that says either way.

Perfectdisk also says it will defrag SSDs but I am a little leery.


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Anonymous 17/06/30(Fri)06:52 No. 22481 ID: e339bd

You can defrag an SSD but it's detrimental because every block is equally fast as any other block and you're just going to cause additional wear on the SSD (because the SSD controller decides which block presented to the computer gets mapped to which block of flash memory, so you're not moving blocks to a contiguous block of memory unless the SSD controller decides to do it - for its own reasons).

I don't have any idea what a 2EE2 drive is, and Google doesn't either. If it's a hard drive then you could defrag it. If the drive is connected over USB 2 and it's 1TB or larger you will be defragmenting that SOB for days, possibly even weeks (WD's first 2TB 2.5" drives were as slow as they were fat).

You don't have to pay for any special software, Defraggler is free and does a fine job, as would the defrag included with Windows. I stopped paying for defrag software when Norton left DOS behind and you should too.


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Anonymous 18/04/15(Sun)20:37 No. 22543 ID: 84326b

depending on how much data you have on the drive, one quick and dirty way to defrag that I've done before is to just:

copy everything off the drive
re-partition and format the drive
copy everything back




Anonymous 18/03/18(Sun)21:21 No. 22532 ID: 77d2bd [Reply]
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A couple months ago I got drunk as fuck and stole a Macbook from a frat house. I immediately factory reset it once I got home. Can it still be tracked?


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Anonymous 18/03/21(Wed)19:56 No. 22536 ID: 195cb2

Yes, but only if you run OS X or connect the recovery partition to the internet (to, for example, factory reset it).

That's because iCloud lockouts occur based on the motherboard serial number. When you connect it to the internet it checks the motherboard's serial number against the systems in iCloud that are scheduled to be locked out. If the serial number matches an earlier lockout request, your system gets locked. If the theft was reported it could also be tracked by authorities in coordination with Apple using the same iCloud servers, which all OS X systems will connect to to get OS updates and App Store downloads and everything else Apple.

Safest is to hold down option at startup, stick a flash drive containing Windows or Linux installation in, and use that to completely wipe the internal drive including the recovery partition. Then run Windows or Linux on it from then on.

Source: At my job we've hunted down idiots who stole Macs from us and turned the info over to the police, who then arrested the idiots and returned the equipment to us. Occasionally we get calls from pawn shops who the idiots sold the equipment to asking us to unlock them, at which point they get placed in contact with the police and do the eternally happy dance of minimum wage pawn shop employees who are caught in possession of stolen property.


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Anonymous 18/04/04(Wed)17:00 No. 22537 ID: fc52cd
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Just launch iTunes, switch to audiobooks, and let it self destruct.


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Anonymous 18/04/15(Sun)13:24 No. 22542 ID: aaabf4

>>22533
If you're not going to use it why not return it?




Anonymous 18/02/25(Sun)21:14 No. 22518 ID: cff10b [Reply]
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I've just been cucked by my best friend and he doesn't even know he's cucking me. I was literally hanging out with him while the girl I liked for 4 years just called him up to "watch a movie" at her place. And this is happening literally 4 days after I revealed my feelings and got rejected by her. I don't know what she's doing. She keeps staring at me during classes and while I was walking with my friend, she walked up to him asking if he wants to hangout at night completely ignoring me. My best friend was so happy because he gets to fuck her and like the pussy I am, I just congratulate him while keeping my thoughts to myself. What the fuck is she doing to me. I'm trying so hard not to show it hurts but every time I see her, I see a picture of her, or even hear/see her name, I feel like I'm cold on the inside, like all the color was sucked from me. What do I do. this is the first time I've ever showed someone my feelings and this shit happens.


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Anonymous 18/03/08(Thu)01:20 No. 22529 ID: a870df

She's basically going with him to screw with you. She doesn't think you're even worthy of asking her out, so she's pissed off at you, and this is her way of showing you just how insignificant you are in her eyes.

Obviously you misjudged her if she's willing to pull this on you. Just let her go, let her be with him, I know it hurts but screw her, she's not worth you.

Put yourself in your friend's place. He's got some girl interested in him. Why shouldn't he go after her? It sounds like you two never had any kind of formal relationship, so he's not in a situation of sleeping with your wife or girlfriend or mistress... it's just some girl you liked who didn't like you back who's now willing to get with him. Give him some slack and just write her off.

There are more girls out there than her, just start looking for someone new. Who knows, the very act of you treating her like a piece of garbage may appeal to her. Some women are screwed up that way.


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Anonymous 18/03/18(Sun)21:05 No. 22531 ID: 7dcaf6

Find different girl. There are several billion, and a few of them aren't assholes. problem solved


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Skunch 18/04/09(Mon)21:40 No. 22538 ID: 992393

"this is happening literally 4 days after I revealed my feelings and got rejected by her."

Move on, she's not into you. You can't be cucked if she isn't your girlfriend.




Anonymous 18/03/03(Sat)05:58 No. 22527 ID: 1d1dfa [Reply]
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not sure if right place to post, trying to get a demonoid invite, just wanting to not wait a week per torrent due to poor seeds


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Anonymous 18/03/08(Thu)01:22 No. 22530 ID: a870df

Demonoid is back?

And it's not being run by the RIAA/MPAA/FBI? How sure are we of that?




PC-Doctor Anonymous 18/01/07(Sun)16:52 No. 22506 ID: 6b9abe [Reply]
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So, I have stumbled upon a pc-doctor-USB. Are there any kind of hardware locks on them? Or would copying the whole thing to another USB work?
Im not talking about all those free programs, im talking about the real pc-doctor that companies use.


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Anonymous 18/02/03(Sat)12:52 No. 22512 ID: 6b9abe

>>22511
Thank you, thats kinda what I was wondering about. You dont need any kinds of codes or serials to use it. So far ive been using it with my computer disconnected just to be sure.
I guess sharing it online would be a bad idea then.
I have no idea how the serial work though, you can boot directly from the USB.


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Anonymous 18/02/03(Sat)12:53 No. 22513 ID: 6b9abe

>>22512
By that I mean that it can be used by anyone, but I suppose they dont care since they can still find who owns it?


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Anonymous 18/02/04(Sun)05:47 No. 22514 ID: 96f033

>>22513
It's possible they sell it without any kind of serialization, but for a product that starts at $329 it's kind of unlikely. I've had $100 products that require entering a serial number to unlock the device before booting the first time. After the first boot it was written to the drive so no entry required.

Do you care if the company who bought it gets in trouble? Its not like they could stop it from working offline.

I would also try dd'ng it to another drive and making sure it actually boots and functions before sharing any images of it. Its possible they could check the USB drive manufacturer code and if it doesn't match it'll detect the difference and fail. Don't want to look like a fool AND have whoever bought it get in trouble.




Anonymous 17/12/05(Tue)23:19 No. 22504 ID: 4ae916 [Reply]
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Intel driver support assistant tells me I have 1 update.
- but It doesn't say what it is or how to apply it.
Does this program automaticity install the update?
or what exactly do I need to do?


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Anonymous 17/12/13(Wed)00:56 No. 22505 ID: a870df

I installed the latest version and after much whirring and trashing of disk it told me an update was available. I scrolled down the page and it showed me which device needed to be updated.

So I guess... scroll down?




help anon 17/11/29(Wed)20:31 No. 22502 ID: 16b1f2 [Reply]

is there a way to unock iphone 6 without finish paying it off? its not blacklisted


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Anonymous 17/12/04(Mon)23:44 No. 22503 ID: a870df

Jailbreak.

If it's iCloud locked? Return it to the owner and let them unlock it.




personal favor Anonymous 17/07/06(Thu)11:10 No. 22484 ID: 1b9fb0 [Reply]
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hey i dont normally come on this website but o have an issue. my gf is away at band camp and this retard keeps harassing her and trying to her to give him a bj. is there any way i can get into his social media or just find out where he lives so i can give him a good ol knuckle sandwich?


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Anonymous 17/07/06(Thu)13:29 No. 22485 ID: d6b4f1

Get picture of knucklehead
Get first & last name of knucklehead
Search facebook for first & last name knuckleheads in your general area
Use photo to verify which knuckleheads on facebook is your knucklehead

Once you find him on one social media site it's usually pretty easy to find them on other social media sites, and from there its just time until you figure out where they live. If they haven't blatantly posted their address on social media then usually its leaked via EXIF.


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knuckelhead anon 17/11/29(Wed)11:59 No. 22501 ID: 9f3954

then pose as your gf and arrange a meeting at burgerking. you get a good burger and the revenge that you want




WD HD is read only mode Anonymous 17/07/12(Wed)09:47 No. 22486 ID: 494c89 [Reply]
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I have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra. I was going to back up my stuff the other day, but unfortunately my hard drive is in read only mode for some reason. I tried reformatting it into various partition types but it still throws this error.

Any idea what to do? Reddit's tech support sub is closed for the goddamn protest today, and I have to work for the next five days.


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Anonymous 17/07/13(Thu)06:50 No. 22487 ID: d04e24
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In the future don't buy an hd+case from a manufacturer. Whether Seagate, WD, or Toshiba, they all fucking suck donkey balls and are unreliable as fuck.

More than likely your case is in read only mode because its bridge board suffered some kind of colossal failure, which is annoyingly common on Seagate & WD cases. Extra fun is that many manufacturer cases come with proprietary USB-only drives inside, so you can't just crack it open and transplant it to a normal third party case - the controller ends in a USB port.

If you're lucky its SATA and you can just buy a $15 or $20 case and use it for the 1-2 years before the case fails... and then buy another one for $15-$20. You could also spend $50+ and get a high case that would likely outlast the drive... but it could also fail in 1-2 years.


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wd read only anon 17/11/29(Wed)11:56 No. 22500 ID: 9f3954

did you try the wd tools that came with the drive, load them off onto another usb drive. also, there are a large variety of of free tools on CNET, my favorite is minitools, allows for many variable rechanges




Free space fragmentation... Anonymous 17/09/17(Sun)19:42 No. 22497 ID: 4ae916 [Reply]
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I'm using Perfectdisk Pro. 13.0 and have a large amount of free space fragmentation on my system drive.
I've tried a boot defrag and am currently consolidating free space before I defragment again using their S.M.A.R.T system. but I've done this before and still had the same issue.
Any idea how to remedy this?
(I'm not opposed to using another defragmenter then using PD again)


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Anonymous 17/10/08(Sun)10:17 No. 22498 ID: cab8d4

An honest question here. Given that Perfectdisk hasn't been popular since the days when VAX systems were popular, why have there been two posts on /halp/ referencing it in the past couple months? It's weird. It'd be like discussing TeraTerm, a terminal program for Windows that hasn't been updated since Windows NT 4.

Did you guys penetrate their network and install a payload in their software?




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