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Data Robotics DroboPro: 8 bays, up to 16TB storage

Data Robotics DroboPro: 8 bays, up to 16TB storage

It's been almost 18 months since we reviewed the Drobo, and now Data Robotics are back with their latest model, the DroboPro.  Aimed at small businesses and professionals with huge quantities of data, the Data Robotics DroboPro has a full eight SATA I/II bays each happy with up to 2TB drives for a maximum of 16TB storage.  It also features the company's intelligent monitoring and management system.

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Clickfree HD325 & Transformer Backup Review

Clickfree HD325 & Transformer Backup Review

Backup remains a guilty chore, and one which most of us don't complete as often as we know we ought to.  Cheap USB drives certainly offer the storage, but it's still down to the user to make the most of them; that's where Clickfree comes in.  Their automatic backup is, according to the claims, easier than making toast.  SlashGear picked up the Clickfree HD325 hard-drive and Clickfree Transformer Cable to see if that was true.

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Nokia Contacts on Ovi fails: three weeks data lost

Nokia Contacts on Ovi fails: three weeks data lost

Nokia's Contacts on Ovi database has failed, leaving users without any of the updated information they made since January 23rd.  The failure, which was brought about after cooling in the hosting center broke down, proved irretrievable, and as such the Contacts team was forced to restore it from the most recent backup from an earlier center, with data approximately three weeks old.  As a result, any profile details, images or friendships set up since that date are no longer available.

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VIA NSR7800 8-bay eco-friendly 16TB server

VIA NSR7800 8-bay eco-friendly 16TB server

After playing with VIA's ARTiGO A2000 barebones NAS earlier in the month, and coming away impressed with the file-sharing and backup performance of its 1.5GHz C7 processor, we're interested to see VIA drop the same CPU into their altogether more serious 8-bay rack server.  The VIA NSR7800 is a 2U rack server with eight 3.5-inch SATA-II drive bays and dual gigabit LAN, which apparently consumes at least 50-percent less power than rival products.

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Microsoft My Phone backup service confirmed: beta starting soon

Microsoft My Phone backup service confirmed: beta starting soon

Microsoft have officially confirmed their My Phone backup and synchronization service, after it was spotted running ahead of time last week.  An official announcement regarding the service - plus an invite-only beta - is expected for Mobile World Congress, but what we do know now is that My Phone will offer synchronization of contacts, appointment and other date, together with photo sharing, for Windows Mobile handsets.

Microsoft statement after the cut

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