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Cross platform FDE/PBA encryption

June 21, 2013


I’d like to have the safe feeling of Full Disk Encryption. This means that the whole disk is encrypted so you are always sure that nobody can access your data, not even from the swap files of your OS. Note that encryption is not the same authorization and authentication. And that an encryption key is not […]

Harddisk speed test

June 19, 2013


As manufacturers always claim very positive numbers it’s best to test the performance yourself. To test a harddrive for speed there are a few options. The first thing to decide is what kind of performance you want. Do you want fast copying of big video files or do you need fast OS performance? All depends […]

External bus-powered disks

June 16, 2013


I am looking for 4 TB external storage space (note that for 32 bit systems, 2.2 TB is the maximum size of one partition). As I want to be able to use it on the road I’d like it to be bus-powered. It would also be nice if it’s daisy-chainable and hardware encrypted. In this […]

Card recovery software

June 11, 2013


I have three options for card recovery software: The free Transcent RecoveRX tool that came with my SD card reader. The free Recuva software (it’s free, but not libre as in: it’s not open source). With the free version I’ve had pretty good results with restoring pictures from damaged cards. The $ 40 Sandisk Rescue Pro software […]

Autorun USB stick

June 3, 2013


You can select some options with an autorun.inf file on a USB stick. Icon and label Just make a textfile in notepad with the following: [autorun] icon=favicon.ico label=name of the disk Save this textfile as autorun.inf in the root of your USB stick, together with your favicon.ico. Now you can make both files ‘hidden’. You […]

Windows 7 no PCM audio in MTS file

March 15, 2013


After fiddling around with ffmpeg, ffmbc, avisynth I didn’t get sound when I playback .mts files in WMP. So I uninstalled all of the above, uninstalled mediaplayer, deleted the files from c:/program files and restarted everything. Then reinstalled mediaplayer. No luck: stil no sound. So I had a look a the files with mediainfo and the […]

My first laptop

March 12, 2013


I just found back my first laptop, A 10.4″ PIII Sony Vaio PCG-SR1K with 64 MB Ram and a 9 GB harddisk. This baby had FW (iLink) and I remember that I’ve used it together with a DVcam-deck to edit a few movies. Wow!