In what way ? :?looney said:Are there issues with USB hard disks
I don’t know. Have you asked them ? :roll:looney said:are people confusing them with the USB flash drives?
It depends on your skill level.looney said:Also, what is the free best recovery software to use?
If you're asking about the issue of using erasing software on media that has a limited write capability in terms of the number of writes it is capable of before perhaps becoming unreliable, then that applies to USB Flash Drives, not Hard Drives.looney said:Are there issues with USB hard disks, or are people confusing them with the USB flash drives?
Also, what is the free best recovery software to use?
I can only suggest that you search the net for the recovery software info, as I don't have any. I only erase specific files or folders containing specific files and, of course, even if you f*** up and erase the wrong file you can't recover it with anything. And when I just delete files I send them to the recycle bin where they sit for at least a week before it's emptied. That way, if I realize I made a deletion I shouldn't have it's easy to get the file(s) back. If I don't need the files before the bin is emptied then the chances are I don't need them at all.looney said:I read somewhere that eraser didn't work well with usb drives. I just want to be sure that refers to USB Flash (like) drives, not USB attached Hard disks.
As for recovery software, I just want to know the best free undelete software out there. For two reasons. First, to undelete when I F*** up, and second to verify eraser has done its job (that I used it correctly).
Consider me a very advanced user.
In fact, I'd be interested in any good disk perusing software that would let me look at cluster tips, etc.