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.


DS-400GB Review Mirror is nearly K.I.T.T.

Sure it takes up some of your review mirrors real estate with its LCD screen, but it offers up so much in return. Namely GPS, Bluetooth, and it can even work with your backup camera if you have one.


Prestigio Data Safe II – it looks pretty, but how does it work?

Its an external hard drive that is covered in leather. That means that no one that is a card carrying member of PETA or any Vegan organizations are going to be carrying one.


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.


ClickFree One-Click Backup

There is, as usual, a catch that is that it only works with Windows for now. However, on the upside, it really is a one-click backup, as in you don’t have to install any software or setup anything, you attach this device and it starts backing up files instantly.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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