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That phone is almost Identical to the Tracfones I buy for $9.99 at Walgreens: TracFone | Prepaid Cell Phones | Prepaid Wireless

I love this phone, it's so small and the clarity is amazing.

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Orangish + black with white writing and some brown too it! lol

Oh I just checked I got some colors on the game but so good of a phone!



I always drop this one in front of people and turn it back on and say "see it works, now give me that new iphone lets put it to the test" their reaction is always the same PRICELESS!!!! "NO!!!" lol

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Also a good thing for most of you is getting those smart phones or whatever iphones they have storage on them, you can always put files on there and pictures etc. But if you drop it, the memory card is still good! If someone takes it or you lost it! It's going to suck!
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We have so much in common! lol
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You cant do a physical extraction on a ssd?
from what i understand, once it's done, it's done
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You cant do a physical extraction on a ssd?
not if it screws up. its gone.
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Get a memory stick! You can drop it 100 times and still works! You can't do that with hard drives!
you can also kill a memory stick with read writes... i've done it to more then one moving stuff around

one day you plug it in and go to copy.. and the little dialog says 100 years, and its writing at 0.1kb

by by drive.. you are dead.
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you can also kill a memory stick with read writes... i've done it to more then one moving stuff around

one day you plug it in and go to copy.. and the little dialog says 100 years, and its writing at 0.1kb

by by drive.. you are dead.
All flash memory deterorates with write cycles over time. The industry is shrinking down the lithography of memory chips to fit more data, but they're also making flash memory die faster from less write cycles.
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and when they die faster you buy more. they know what they are doing
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It's BS that they do that to people! We put stuff on there so it's not lost!

I hate when you buy like 500GB hard drive and you really get like 467GB only. That's also bs! You buy 1TB you get like 980 or whatever it is.
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The capacity that is advertised (e.g. 320GB) is a decimal number. What you see in the PC is a binary number - it differs in such that 1000 bytes in decimal equals 1024 bytes in binary

they aren't ripping you off.. its just binary math.
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I have two backups, i have 2 hard drives, also it helps when you put most of the important files, pics etc on various hard drives, like mobiles, ipods, memory cards etc etc, too much memory devices about

One hard drive, i never touch, has pictures, the other i have for everyday use, if it breaks down, the only thing i would be annoyed about is too much work to be redone.
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Recently had a major oops, main backup NAS went down, backup drive USB had been down without me noticing it. Had to pull the hard drive from the NAS and recover the files which took forever because the drive was failing.

Working on this new setup: Main NAS backup, daily backup from NAS to USB drive, monthly backup to another USB drive kept in fire safe and internet cloud backup. Not cheap, but worth every penny for peace of mind.
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The capacity that is advertised (e.g. 320GB) is a decimal number. What you see in the PC is a binary number - it differs in such that 1000 bytes in decimal equals 1024 bytes in binary

they aren't ripping you off.. its just binary math.
This is absolutely correct. Filesystems also takes up additional space. The companies are not scamming you, it's more like a marketing strategy.
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One thing I do hate is I use to put songs of the year I would listen too on a CD burn them. And I would have at least 150 songs. It was on those 648MB ones if anyone remembers! They would say 700MB but anyways. Every time I would try to copy and paste it back on the PC there would always be 1 or 2 songs that would give out an error! I hated that! Now days hard drive and backups.
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so format your drives with a lower allocation byte number.

normally it uses 4096 these days.

so no matter how small the file.. if its under 4096, it takes up 4096 on the drive.

its hard drive space rounding.
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