Items tagged with Backup

Imation has become the first company to break the 1TB barrier in magnetic tape storage with a new LTO Ultrium Generation 5 tape cartridge capable of storing 1.5TB of uncompressed data or up to 3TB if compressed. Imation has been at the forefront of tape storage research for about a decade; the US National Institute of Standards and Technology gave the company $11.9 million back in 2002 to drive data capacity. "Imation is pleased to be one of the first to provide customers the advantages of next-generation LTO 5 tape cartridges. Magnetic tape remains the most cost-efficient way for businesses to... Read more...
Comcast Corp. is launching a cloud."Secure Backup & Share" is the cable/Internet/entertainment giant's latest service.It's for customers of Comcast's high-speed Internet service, who will be able to "retrieve and share their personal digital media from any Web-enabled or wireless device." I.e., it's a big ol' cloud.Some might find it creepy to give their ISP access to their most important files, but with about 140,000 hard drives crashing weekly in the U.S., according to stats cited by Comcast, there's a lot of need for backup. Files also can be lost, the company points out, through human error... Read more...
If you've ever wondered what caused massive hard drive failure or what a pretty much destroyed hard drive looked like, there's an app for you.Drive Savers has created the DriveSaver app for the iPhone, calling it the "first online hard disk drive simulator," which it is, in all likelihood. The app is free. Of course, Drive Savers isn't being completely altruistic here - they're a data recovery company and want your business. But for those who aren't intimately familiar with the interior of their computers, the app is pretty cool.Be forewarned: Turn the volume down a bit before playing with it -... Read more...
ioSafe is expanding its lineup of ioSafe Solo external USB hard drives with a new 2TB model for $399. Like other models in the line, the new drive is waterproof and fireproof. With the new drive, ioSafe hopes to provide both business and home users with an easy way to backup and protect against data loss. Additional details are available in the press release below. ioSafe Announces the Availability of the Two Terabyte ioSafe Solo - Fireproof and Waterproof USB External Hard Drive The ioSafe Solo, the world's first high capacity fireproof and waterproof external hard drive, now offers up to two... Read more...
McAfee recently launched an online backup service that lets you store and encrypt photos, videos, music, emails, and other files. To make things even easier, McAfee Online Backup is a completely automated service that provides unlimited capacity. After installation, the backup process is automatic and takes place in the background at regular intervals so you won't have to worry about remembering to back up your files. Furthermore, since storage is unlimited, you don't have to prioritize data. Should a catastrophe or device failure occur, your files are easily retrievable with a few clicks from... Read more...
The old adage, "looks can be deceiving," applies very well to the Western Digital My Book World Edition network-attached storage (NAS) device. With its small and simplistic physical design, housed in white plastic, and featuring only a set of white LED status lights on its front, this NAS device belies the power, features, and depth of configuration options just hiding beneath its shiny veneer. Which is not to say that the WD My Book World Edition NAS device isn't simple to use--it is actually one of the easier NAS devices we've worked with. Network storage neophytes should have little trouble... Read more...
We all know how important it is to back up our files regularly, but we also know how much of a nuisance the process can be as well. Corsair’s new Voyager Port is designed to help simplify backups. The Voyager Port transforms any USB flash drive into a portable backup and recovery device that includes a simple, one-button file backup feature. The Voyager Port doesn’t require any external power and features a USB 2.0 port so it is compatible with the latest high-speed USB flash drives. The Voyager Port seamlessly integrates with the included copy of NovaBACKUP 10. To use the Voyager Port, all you... Read more...
Storage Appliance Corp. – the company whose portable backup systems made the otherwise laborious task of backing up computer data manually a thing of the past announced another breakthrough with the launch of its Clickfree Transformer Cable. The new Transformer USB cable instantly turns any competitor’s external hard drive into a Clickfree automatic backup device, completely eliminating the hassle and confusion of installing and configuring backup software. Like all Clickfree products, there is no software to install or configure, it is truly automatic - right out of the box.“The Clickfree name... Read more...
San Jose-based, free blog-hosting and software company, JournalSpace.com has unceremoniously closed up shop and gone out of business. JournalSpace.com was not a victim of the economic downturn, however; the company's sudden failure was a direct result of sabotage by "a disgruntled member" of the company that hosted JournalSpace's site. The now sparse JournalSpace blog provides a rather personal view into the circumstances that led to the company's failure:"... yes, I was a huge idiot, first and foremost.It was the guy handling the IT (and, yes, the same guy who I caught stealing from the company,... Read more...
As part of Amazon's AWS service they provide online storage at very low rates via the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). S3 combined with the S3 Amazon Firefox Add-on provide an extremely easy to use means to upload files via the Firefox web browser.  Just open the add-on that resides in the lower right portion of Firefox, select (double-click) a destination folder or "bucket" as Amazon calls them and then use windows explorer to browse to the file or files you want to transfer, select them, and then drag and drop into the add-on user interface. You are then presented with upload status bars... Read more...
When a new operating system is announced, it often has a long list of features that will attract potential customers.  Unfortunately, not all of those features end up making the final cut.  Sometimes the missing feature(s) are as underlying as a new file system, but other times it is a missing utility that provides some non-vital function to most consumers.For example: Leopard was supposed to ship with a wireless backup utility.  Here's the initial product description of the wireless backup utility:"With a hard disk connected to your AirPort Extreme Base Station, all the Macs in... Read more...
A few members of the crew here at HotHardware have had experience selling or servicing PCs for large retail chains at one time or another, and each one of us can tell a handful of stories about clients that didn't take our advice with regard to power protection and ultimately paid the price. It never ceased to amaze us how someone could drop upwards of three thousand dollars on a high-end PC only to scoff at the $50 surge protector recommendation. "No thanks", they'd say, "The $5 power strip will do." And inevitably some of them would be back in the shop... Read more...
Hey folks! Tonight we've got a few reviews, and a couple of press announcements. One is from Intel, and the other one is from... HAVOK! Yes, HAVOK has announce a new technology of theirs which they've named "Hydracore". So what's so special about this? Hydracore takes advantage of multi-core CPU's, which is great news for gamers everywhere. A.I., physics, character animation, can be evenly spread across multiple CPU's. Great stuff indeed :) Goodnight all. Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 Processors Get Faster Bus Architecture SANTA CLARA, Calif, July 18, 2005 - Intel Corporation today introduced... Read more...
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