External SSD drive as a main data partition?

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Re: External SSD drive as a main data partition?

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BobH wrote:
30 Jun 2024, 15:54
Alas, security says that the download didn't occur because the file cannot be trusted.
What? You don't trust your own kin?(1)
The file is good,I assure you, but if you have a way to override your security's doubts, Go for it.
Unless you want to strap on your sneakers and scoot over here?
Cheers, Chris
PS Will you feel any better If it is made available for d/l as a 420Kb Word2003 document?
Or if I attach it to an email? C.
(1) Somtimes a smart move! C
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Re: External SSD drive as a main data partition?

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BobH wrote:
30 Jun 2024, 15:54
Alas, security says that the download didn't occur because the file cannot be trusted.
(Later) Attached to this post is a text-only version of the file; it lacks the screenshots in the original document, but my satisfy some readers.
Cheers, Chris
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Re: External SSD drive as a main data partition?

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The USB SSD is a 1 TB Sandisk, encrypted with Veracrypt.
I have noticed that when it is plugged in for periods of over an hour, it may auto-dismount.

The drive is warm but not hot to the touch. Maybe the heat is enough to breach a threshold and send a bad-bit signal or similar down the USB cable to Veracrypt, and Veracrypt then auto-dismounts?
Or something else.
It has happened about five times so far, no apparent damage to the drive or files.

At first I thought that perhaps I had bumped the cable and so broken the connection to the USB port, but last night I left in hooked up making a copy of my 318 GB of data, and this morning - it had disconnected again without me being near it.

I can experiment with a sheet of aluminium acting as a heat sink, and see if the problem goes away.

Cheers, Chris
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