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Old 12-13-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Being Thumb Smart

A while back KT made a post on thumb sticks being neat, and I bought one, which I use for quick backup. I send one copy of file changes to disc and one to the thumb stick, and I think about more thorough backup later.

However, I do not leave the thumb stick in the USB port, but I replug it each time. I didn't like having it jutting out, where it could accidently get knocked and damaged along with the port.

But, I got tired of bending over to reach my USB ports, and I bought a USB hub that sets on top of my computer desk, neatly tucked in the moniter stand. And, instead of a desktop hub, I got a laptop hub. I just use a USB extension cable.

The laptop hub is very slim, and that means when I plug in the thumb stick it lies solid on the computer desk, like a secure and happy home for it. So, maybe I should leave it plugged in 24 hours a day. That would make the quick backups quicker. But would it harm the thumb stick in any way??

My CRT monitor puts out a magnetic field, and thus, I keep discs more than two feet away from it. I don' know why the discs in the tower aren't affected, but I think it has something to do with aluminum. (Keep in mind that I'm no expert on anything). Is there anything in a thumb stick that could be adversely magnetized by prolonged position proximity to a monitor??

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