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    But (with the exception of the freezer bit) isn’t that what I already do? And for which practice I’ve been castigated in these very columns?

    Not as I read and understand what has been posted here. But adding the protection of using the freezer does change things a fair bit and you don't have to take anything with you out into mugging land at night.




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    If you want more, encrypt it before you send it up to iCloud, but Apple's security is among the best.

    I believe Apple encrypts most data as soon as it's sent from the computer. As their kb article says:
    iCloud secures your information by encrypting it when it's in transit, storing it in iCloud in an encrypted format, and using secure tokens for authentication. For certain sensitive information, Apple uses end-to-end encryption. This means that only you can access your information, and only on devices where you’re signed into iCloud. No one else, not even Apple, can access end-to-end encrypted information.

    The freezer suggestion is not one I personally would take.
    Yes, the refrigerator's crisper may be a better option but just hope "Burglar Bill" isn't too hungry and goes looking for a snack.
    But did you ever go through the hard drive "sticksion" phase and the freezer fix???




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    Heh! Patrick, I had a hard drive that was failing, but which would work long enough to boot up before it overheated. I ran long cables from my computer to put the boot drive in the freezer, booted it while it was in there, copied off the data I wanted from it and then got rid of it. Freezers can be handy!

    I thought I had read about the end-to-end encryption, but was too lazy to go look. So now the argument to put the stuff in iCloud is even better. I use 1Password, sync to my iDevices through iCloud, so my 256bit encrypted 1Password file gets encrypted again on the way to iCloud. Nice!
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    Heh! Patrick, I had a hard drive that was failing, but which would work long enough to boot up before it overheated. I ran long cables from my computer to put the boot drive in the freezer, booted it while it was in there, copied off the data I wanted from it and then got rid of it. Freezers can be handy!

    I love that Jake, but must admit I had never heard of someone keeping the drive in the freezer. That's almost bizarre!! But hey, whatever it takes to work. Well done.




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    It was the head actuator circuit that overheated. Putting it in the freezer kept it from overheating and let me rescue my files. Once I had them, I sledgehammered the drive to make it unreadable and disposed of it. Gotta get creative some times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    It was the head actuator circuit that overheated. Putting it in the freezer kept it from overheating and let me rescue my files. Once I had them, I sledgehammered the drive to make it unreadable and disposed of it. Gotta get creative some times.

    I hope you partly dismantled it and got those incredibly strong and handy magnets out of it???




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    Yep, I did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    Yep, I did!

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