[AccessD] Late Lessons from 9/11

Stuart McLachlan stuart at lexacorp.com.pg
Fri Jan 21 20:00:55 CST 2022

It's not so bad with USB3 (especially 3.1 or 3.2) if your computer  has the interface and you 
have the appropriate media -  but you certainly don't want to be backup up Gigabytes with 
USB2 devices.

And now there's even USB4 out there with a potential  40Gbps transfer

Given your description, I'd expect the ones you had were USB 2.0

The advantage of USB drives  is that it's easy to have several of them and rotate them. No 
need for them to sit beside your machine. Backup, stick it in your pocket, swap in with the 
oldest one from the  glovebox of your car or wherever your offsite storage is.


On 21 Jan 2022 at 16:06, Rocky Smolin wrote:

> I got a 128 from a friend who had a busines of printing on all kinds
> of premiums and giveaways.  Anyway, I helped him shut down his
> business and he had stacks of these 128s.  I tried one - very slow
> data transfer when you're trying to store 10s of GBs. I didn;t think
> it was practical.  Ecven if you do, there's your data backed up next
> to the machine that's going down in the fire.  Along with your 128s.
> Offsite is the only way to perfect that security.
> r

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