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Thread #161834   Message #3853535
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
06-May-17 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Computer backup - Win10, UPS, external HDD
Subject: RE: Tech: Computer backup - Win10, UPS, external HDD
I'm now considering the possibility of simply putting the external hard drive in a totally out-of-sight place but not on the router or switch. I had thought perhaps a long data wire, but the drive and computer require USB, not data plugs. I suspect a very long USB cable would have it's problems (akin to serial vs parallel for printers -
too long isn't a good idea - running it up through the wall, across the attic floor, and down into the hall closet where the router and second UPS lives). But I could simply run it through the wall into the next room and place this in an inconspicuous spot that is physically only about five feet from the computer. Power and USB can both go through a junction box in the wall that is adjacent to the junction box in the next room. And I'd be able to plug it in to the nearby UPS and unplug the USB so it would only be in use during incremental backup, then disconnected from the system.