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Cloud Storage vs. USB Drives, Portable USB Flash Drive Data Storage Premium USB Blog

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Cloud Storage vs. USB Drives, Portable USB Flash Drive Data Storage Premium USB Blog. I was thinking today how often I have been reading that people are using things like DropBox/Mozy/Google documents more than USB/external hard drives. This gives you some good pros/cons why you might choose one over the other.

Small RAID array that is pricey

If you like portability and have the money you might love this drive. It has mixed performance but probably adequate for most people. Nice that it has a built-in RAID.

Western Digital MyBook Studio Edition II (via Xakriel’s Tech Support Blog)

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So is this WD fault or Firewire? Does this happen with other brands?

I was confused when a user recently decided to use a relatively new external hard drive, but it wasnt mounting on her computer. It looked like the computer didnt even recognize that the drive was attached. She was using a Mac, and Disk Utility wasnt seeing the drive at all when connected via FireWire 400. The odd thing was that I remembered partitioning the drive on my computer. As it turns out, there is an interesting issue, where USB (the me … Read More

via Xakriels Tech Support Blog

Hitachi bundled local and online storage

This is an interesting strategy. Offering free online storage as part of the purchase price of local storage. Seems like a great idea. I wonder if this will put companies like Crashplan and Mozy out of business? You can read more at this Macworld article.

A Successful Data Recovery Story Using Some Desperation Moves (via What’s On My PC)

Excellent save. I have read about other people using this method but never had such a detailed walk though. Thanks for sharing.

A Successful Data Recovery Story Using Some Desperation Moves A friend recently came to me with an old IDE hard drive that was determined to be dead by a computer tech. He had held onto the drive, which was several years old, with the hope that someday the data on the drive could possibly be recovered, without costing him an arm and a leg. Typically, professional data recovery can be very expensive and there are no guarantees the data can be fully recovered. As a challenge, I opted to take a shot at recover … Read More

via Whats On My PC

Your USB thumb drives are now old school

OhGizmo!. This tiny thing can store up to 16GB. That is so portable

I’d be afraid I’d loose it somewhere.

Damn you, LaCie. (via The Maykazine)

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Don’t read this if you are sensitive to language. She (updated) shares a typical scenario when hard drives fail.

I’ve dealt with failed power supplies on external hard drives before, but in my latest bout (clocking in at 1.5 months of technological drama), I’ve hit the motherlode of hard drive nightmares. After a failed DiskWarrior attempt ($99 – And no, they never responded to my inquiry about a refund. Not even an automated “DiskWarrior is nonrefundable.”), failed We Fix Macs data transfer (No charge, bless their hearts.), and numerous calls to LaCie head … Read More

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Digging deeper into Apples Time Capsule failure figures Technology guardian.co.uk

Digging deeper into Apples Time Capsule failure figures Technology guardian.co.uk. Too many failures to suggest relying on as a strategy. I would suggest external/internal hard drives instead and Mac OS X Server . What is your data worth?