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Re: New external drive

Joskin wrote:
> I bought a 2TB WD Elements external USB3 in June 2014. With the 
> exception of a few power cuts, it's been switched on 24/7/365.

Extremely bad idea: malware affecting your files will at the same
time affect your backup files.
Connect it / power it up when you're about to make a backup, right
thereafter disconnect it / power it down.
Even then there's of course some risk, but it's a lot smaller than
when leaving the drive on & connected permanently.


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