"smart" hardware when I just want it to do as told and not give me any back talk

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Isaac
"smart" hardware when I just want it to do as told and not give me any back talk

well, firstly; that's one of my pet peeves; hardware that thinks it's "helping" me by assuming that I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Anyway, I have a Kingston 1Gb USB Keychain drive. And everytime I plug it into anything it downloads some crappy software onto the computer that I'm never going to use. Now, short of doing registry hacks on every computer I come across or buying a new keychain; what do to make it into just a stupid ol' flash memory USB keychain?

   

   

Isaac
Re: "smart" hardware when I just want it to do as told and not g

heh, solved my own problem

geeky jock

Ashton
Re: "smart" hardware when I just want it to do as told and not g

I can't believe they had the software on a separate partition.

I mean, what...the user is so stupid that they "accidentally" reformatted their drive?

Best Buy...gotta love those people. The last time I checked, they wanted 80 bucks to back-up 5 gigs of data, while not providing a recovery disk with new notebooks. What a scam...I'm willing to bet that everyone here is at least using 20 Gigs...that's $240 for a backup.

Hell, I'm always looking for some extra cash...anyone need their system back-up? I'll do it for half the amount;-)

You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind. -Henry David Thoreau

Isaac
Re: "smart" hardware when I just want it to do as told and not g

dude; I can get a 250 Gb SATA interfaced Western Digital hard drive for just $79.99+s/h

seriously, a raid 5 config would come out to a much lower $/gig

(3 40's+controller=$140; 1.75$/gig, 80 gig's
3 80's+controller=$143; .89$/gig, 160 gig's
4 80's+controller=$184; .76$/gig, 240 gig's
4 120's+controller=$236; .65$/gig, 360 gig's
5 120's+controller=$290; .60$/gig, 480 gig's
5 750's+controller=$1470; .49$/gig, 2250 gig's
1 5 gig best buy backup=$80; 16.00$/gig, 5 gig's)

I'm pretty sure, that I could of wiped the hidden partition using my FreeBSD system if I would of thought of it. But what's done is done.

Isaac
Re: "smart" hardware when I just want it to do as told and not g

and now; when I went to encrypt my keychain USB using TrueCrypt, I'm absolutely certin that I could of have wiped the entire disk clean with that.... and encrypted it with a 256 bit Twofish key.... as I now have....

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