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john albrich Feb 09, 2011, 02:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 09, 2011, 02:06pm EST

 
>> Re: 500GB Scorpio Black -> 750GB Scorpio Black
McFly said:
...Might be more difficult than that ... the 750GB uses 4KB sectors ("Advanced Format"), so I'd have to make sure the partitions are lined up on a sector boundry.

Plus, my hard drive consists of an encrypted LVM, and I'm not sure how easy that is to resize.


Ah. Those put a definite spin on things...

TrueCrypt fora or tutorials might have some help in that area. There's a lot of history and experience at the TrueCrypt site which might help even if you don't use TrueCrypt.

Perhaps something like this thread? (which uses an Acronis non-freeware solution)
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=202442
In particular, the post from "noyb2008"

I can't recall if Acronis has a full-function free trial period or a limited function freeware version, but it costs something like $30 for home use.

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Dr. Peaceful Feb 10, 2011, 12:29am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 500GB Scorpio Black -> 750GB Scorpio Black
Wow, 500GB of encrypted porn... very secure indeed. What you're afraid people will peek at your porn, McFly? ;)

You run Linux right? I think you can do a software RAID instead of using hardware. I think you can do virtual drives, too, so you don't need to have same size drives. As a matter of fact you can use the same drive too, just RAID two same size partitions.

So go get a 1TB Scorpio, run virtual RAID 1 on two parts each of 500GB. Now you can encrypt And mirror your porn. ;)


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