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Alteratec 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS

Alteratec 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS

In case you need 25-50GB copied 3 or more times on a regular basis, Alteratec has what you need. It’s a Blu-Ray disc burner that can burn up to 3 copies of the same Blu-Ray simultaneously, but it also does LightScribe.

Lenovo x61/x60 Tablet PC HDD errors require firmware update

Lenovo x61/x60 Tablet PC HDD errors require firmware update

If you’ve booted up your x61 or x60 tablet recently and received and error 2100 boot error, it’s from your hard drive. Apparently there is a new firmware update available for the drives.

Mr. Faulkner had to find this out the hard way as he was on the verge of sending his tablet in for repair for the same issue for a second time before he found the fix. If you have received this error, all you have to do is find the proper firmware update, burn the ISO to a disk, insert it and boot to the disc, do the update, and then everything should work fine without erasing all your date.

HYmini alternative power source

HYmini alternative power source

We’ve all seen a considerable influx in solar-powered devices, but one source of power that hasn’t really been tapped for on the go use is wind power. The HYmini is here to change all that though.

Maxtor OneTouch 4 external HDD for backups

Maxtor OneTouch 4 external HDD for backups

This external hard drive is awesome, and should take all the worry out of a head crash. It can do one touch backups, syncing, and more. My favorite part is its ability to sync your entire hard drive, which I would guess (and hope) is in the form of a disc image since there is a disk that comes with the drive that is bootable that will allow you to restore everything that was on your HDD should something go awry.

GE Money Lost Backup Tape with 650,000 Card Holders Information

GE Money Lost Backup Tape with 650,000 Card Holders Information

Personal information belongs to 650,000 US customers of J.C. Penney and up to 100 retailers, including 150,000 social security numbers in a backup tape was reported missing by GE Money. GE Money been trying to locate the backup tape since October but it simply vanished into thin air inside a storage vault owned by Iron Mountain. The authority believed the missing records have not been exploited in any way and insisted the incident is not an act of identity theft but a misplaced tape case.

Apple Time Capsule NAS storage

Apple Time Capsule NAS storage

This think got its name partly from its intended use, you see currently you have to have a wired, direct-connected hard drive in order to use Time Machine, but with this thing, you can backup wirelessly, or over a network, if you wanted to, and you can backup directly to this drive instead of some other external drive. If this thing works with PC’s as well as Macs, and if it works as just plain old NAS as well as backup storage, than this will by far be my favorite release that was announced today. It’s also the only announcement where the product isn’t available now, in fact, it won’t be available until February.

Macworld 08: Apple launch Time Capsule wireless NAS

Macworld 08: Apple launch Time Capsule wireless NAS

First up from Steve Jobs' Macworld 08 Keynote is a wireless NAS: Time Capsule is an AirPort Extreme complete with a server-grade hard-drive that works seamlessly with OS X's Time Machine backup software.  Available in two capacities, 500GB and 1TB, Time Capsule resembles an Apple TV unit with 802.11n WiFi, and will be priced at $299 and $499 respectively.

 

Fujifilm Tape Tracker

Fujifilm Tape Tracker

Still using tapes for your backup solution? First of all, my condolences, secondly, there is now a solution that should help decrease the chances of you losing them. The device takes the shape of a full sized tape disk but offers up GPS coordinates instead of storage space.

So, as long as your transport your tapes in sets, your set. The GPS supposedly works even in rural areas and will even broadcast through vehicles and warehouses.

Sony HDMS-S1D

Sony HDMS-S1D

This thing that looks a lot like a square SFF PC, but its not, it’s a digital photo album. The only problem is the paltry 80GB of storage.

Sure, 80GB could store a good number of photos from your cell phone, but with cameras hitting average ranges between 7 and 10 MP for mere point and shoots, well, 80GB is going to get eaten up pretty quick. And if you are a professional, you are probably really hesitant when it comes to deleting digital photos, which is good; you shouldn’t have to, so why make something like this with only 80GB of storage?

Sony BWU-200S 4x Blu-Ray Burner

Sony BWU-200S 4x Blu-Ray Burner

50GB of data written to a Blu-Ray disc in 45 minutes, I’m thinking once this thing hits 8 or 16x it will definitely be a very viable backup solution. I mean it already is with the exception of the fact that last I checked a BD-R was like $20-$25.

This drive also ups the regular DVD burning time for a Blu-Ray burner, now you can burn DVDs at the same 16x you are used to with a dedicated DVD Burner. The drive is rail mounted and uses up a SATA port for the fastest data transmission.

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