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A-DATA XPG Dual SSD 3.5-inch RAID Enclosure

A-DATA XPG Dual SSD 3.5-inch RAID Enclosure

A-DATA have unveiled a RAID enclosure that puts two 2.5-inch SSDs or HDDs into a single 3.5-inch bay.  The XPG Dual SSD 3.5-inch RAID Enclosure has a hardware switch on its backplate that lets you quickly select between its seven different RAID modes: RAID0, RAID1, JBOD, Span, SAFE33, SAFE50 and GUI.  There's also a one-button backup option.

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HP MediaSmart EX487 Home Server Review

HP MediaSmart EX487 Home Server Review

HP's first-generation MediaSmart EX475 was the poster-child for Windows Home Server.  Now, HP are back with their second-gen version, the MediaSmart EX487; the hardware looks the same, but what's under the hood has seen some serious improvements.  Is this the best backup option for Windows and Mac users?  SlashGear set to finding out.

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Digital Foci Photo Safe II: up to 160GB of portable photo backup

Digital Foci Photo Safe II: up to 160GB of portable photo backup

Digital Foci know how frustrating it is to run out of space on your digital camera, which is obviously why they're plugging away with version two of their Photo Safe.  In effect a battery powered external hard-drive with a multi-format card reader strapped to it, the Photo Safe II allows you to plug in your camera's (or camcorder's, or cellphone's) memory card and instantly backup all the media on it.

Iomega external drives add Mozy for free online backup

Iomega external drives add Mozy for free online backup

Iomega have announced a new hardware and online services bundle that marks their first collaborative release with EMC stablemates Retrospect and Mozy.  Buyers of Iomega external hard-drives will be offered both copies of Retrospect Express, for managing local backups, and 2GB of online storage courtesy of MozyHome.  In a discussion today, Jonathan Huberman, President of the Consumer and Small Business Products Group at EMC Corporation, described the integration of hardware and software as the first step toward making remote backup and 'cloud' storage more accessible to users without the benefit of dedicated technical support teams. 

Drobo 2 sports Firewire 800 ports

Drobo 2 sports Firewire 800 ports

Data Robotics announces the availability of its latest version of its storage robot, Drobo 2. The new version of Drobo features two FireWire 800 Ports and newly upgraded core processor.

I-O DATA HDL2-G NAS with RAID & Toshiba TV integration

I-O DATA HDL2-G NAS with RAID & Toshiba TV integration

Typical, you wait all this time for a straightforward twin-drive RAID array and two turn up on the same day.  Well, maybe it's not something we've been actively waiting for, but hot on the heels of Western Digital's My Book Mirror Edition comes I-O DATA's HDL2-G.  Again, it's a dual-drive unit offering 1TB or 2TB of storage in RAID-0 Striped format, only this time I-O DATA have done the sensible thing and fitted a gigabit ethernet port as well as USB. 

Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition USB RAID-1 array

Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition USB RAID-1 array

Western Digital's latest attempt to cash in on our general guilt over not backing up files is the My Book Mirror Edition.  Effectively bridging the gap between a traditional standalone USB hard-drive and a full-spec network-attached storage (NAS) device, the Mirror Edition still connects to a single computer via USB but automatically duplicates files across two hard-drives.  Both 1TB and 2TB versions are available.

Apple Time Capsule Review – Backup Made Easy for Leopard Users

Apple Time Capsule Review – Backup Made Easy for Leopard Users

Data backup falls resolutely at the dreary end of the tech-task scale; periodically market researchers release stats showing how few people take the time to safely copy their accumulated files, usually prompting a guilty DVD burning session which never gets repeated. Apple's Time Capsule, then, was welcomed with excited upon its announcement; with the slick, careful design Apple are renowned for, could they manage to make even backup sexy? To be fair, it's a pretty huge challenge. You'll be hard-pressed to find a nicer looking network hard-drive, or one so straightforward to set up, but Time Capsule undoubtedly has its caveats.

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