backup

  • Review: Kensington Media Sharing Cable

    Review: Kensington Media Sharing Cable

    Quick Version: Sometimes e-mailing files to yourself or dumping stuff onto a USB drive gets old. Kensington’s plug-and-play USB cable makes sharing files between two computers stupidly easy. If you’ve used a USB port before, you’re pretty much set. Read More

  • DroboApps: exactly what it sounds like

    DroboApps: exactly what it sounds like

    So you got yourself a Drobo. It’s great, right? But, you think, I’ve got this little robot storing things for me. It reorganizes my data, it does intelligent backup. Why can’t we teach it a few new tricks? They’re way ahead of you over at Drobo HQ, where they’re launching DroboApps, a collection of applications that run on Drobo which have been cooked up by… Read More

  • LG N4BA: The NAS with a built-in Blu-ray drive

    LG N4BA: The NAS with a built-in Blu-ray drive

    As we all probably know, putting any sort of faith in hard drives is a fool’s errand. As soon as you finish that one important download or save that Word document for the last time, the drive fails and you contemplate your own humanity. Something to that effect. Well, LG hears you. That’s why it attached a Blu-ray drive to its N4BA network attached storage—NAS to you and me. Read More

  • Back to School: Data backup for under $100

    Back to School: Data backup for under $100

    If there’s one very-important rule when it comes to schoolwork, it’s to save early and save often. I’d also add that you should save elsewhere, too. So here are five options for backing up your files. Read More

  • Turn off iPhone back-up… if you DARE

    Turn off iPhone back-up… if you DARE


    ZeroLogic explains how to turn off the long, long iPhone back-up process that starts up every time you connect the iPhone to your computer to sync. Obviously, this cancels all your future back-ups so you’re basically dead in the water if you fry your iPhone but it does save a good few minutes every time you plug in your iPhone. The choice, reader, is yours. Read More

  • Drobo 2 revealed: Dual FireWire 800 ports!

    Drobo 2 revealed: Dual FireWire 800 ports!


    We’ve been over the Drobo a few times, as well a couple of alternatives (I like this one), and I’ve always considered it a good product with one major drawback: it’s only USB 2.0. For people doing video editing or frequently copying super-big files, this meant unacceptable wait times, although for everyone else it was a jolly good backup system. Well, Data Robotics heard… Read More

  • Drobo's got a posse – a developer posse

    Drobo's got a posse – a developer posse


    In case the charms of the Drobo aren’t enough for you, Data Robotics has started up a development community for creating apps and extensions for everyone’s favorite RAID-bot. There are already a few things up there, including: UPnP capability for streaming to your 360, media center, or whatever, and a couple utilities to make Drobo more usable on Linux or tweak its behavior in… Read More

  • NewerTech's "green" RAID storage solution

    NewerTech's "green" RAID storage solution


    There are a million storage solutions out there, from your run-of-the-mill WD external to the increasingly popular multi-drive, RAID setups like NewerTech’s and Drobo. How does this so-called “green” system stack up, and what exactly makes it green? More inside. Read More

  • Time Capsule upgrade kit increases wireless range by 50 percent

    [photopress:quickertektc.jpg,full,center] For $130 you can extend the wireless range of your Apple Time Capsule by up to 50 percent. QuickerTek, which specializes in aftermarket Wi-Fi devices, has just released an upgrade kit with three 3dBi antennae that supposedly increases the signal strength of Time Capsule “like whoa.” Conveniently enough, the upgrade kit works with any… Read More

  • Sony does Surface-like photo transfers

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Hey, look at this doodad. It’s similar to a near-field technology feature that Microsoft showed off a while ago with its Surface technology except this is from Sony. You basically drop your camera on top of that cube, which is actually a media storage device. The cube senses that your camera is there… Read More

  • Hitachi predicts 4TB hard drives by 2011 (and an important public service announcement from me to you)

    Hitachi predicts 4TB hard drives by 2011 (and an important public service announcement from me to you)


    That’s one big hard drive! Want a 4TB hard drive? Got four years to wait? Good, because that’s how long, according to Hitachi, it’ll take for us to see such drives, roughly keeping us on the double-storage-capacity-every-year track. Such a hard drive would be able to hold “more than a million” songs, says the BBC. (I have around 7,000 songs on my computer, which… Read More

  • Backup Pal helps you backup your stable of booty calls

    Backup Pal helps you backup your stable of booty calls


    Transferring numbers from your old cell phone to your new one can be a royal pain and I’m sure most of you have experienced this at some point. Sometimes you forget to backup your contact list onto your SIM before it gets tossed, which will certainly make you want to kick yourself for such a grievous mistake. Well, the Backup Pal takes all the worry out because it backs up everything on… Read More

  • Polaroid's Upcoming ClickFree Photo Backup Drive


    This slipped by me earlier in the month, but it’s a pretty cool little drive of special interest to shutterbugs. It’s an upcoming storage device developed in a partnership between Polaroid and Storage Appliance Corporation. Called the Polaroid Media Backup Photo Edition, it’s essentially a portable 40GB hard drive designed for backing up your photos—and only your photos. Read More

  • Buffalo DriveStation Duo Offers A Lot Of Hard Drive To Love

    Buffalo DriveStation Duo Offers A Lot Of Hard Drive To Love


    No one likes to come up short in the storage department and Buffalo Technology knows this. That’s why it’s launched the DriveStation Duo USB 2.0/FireWire external hard drives–WiFi connectivity would have been nice. These drives come in 500GB (HD-W500IU2/R1) and 800GB (HD-W800IU2/R1) capacities and are compatible with PC and Mac. And since each has two 7,200rpm SATA hard… Read More