all I want for christmas is two terabytes of storage

Now and then I look through all the files on my powerbook and remember that I've always been lucky. I've never had a catastrophic disk failure or inadvertently formatted the wrong volume losing years of irreplaceable data. I have partial backups here and there, but they'd provide only a small cushion. It's time to come up with better system, while I'm still a statistical outlier.

In an ideal world I'd have every last byte of my digital existence versioned and mirrored across geographically distributed data centers. Failing that, I think a ReadyNAS from Infrant Technologies might do nicely. I need a mass storage device with redundancy and plenty of room to grow, but quiet and small enough to stick under the couch. Something I can throw multiple backup disk images at and still have scratch space left over for when the powerbook is down to its last gig. ReadyNAS seems to fit the bill. Anyone out there already using one?

December 11, 2005 @ 11:22 AM | Category: Technology


No, but I do have a tip for you.

HURRY UP!!!!!!

And spread it over more as one session. I've lost all of my original photos and OPML's while backing up. To much stress on the drive.

I've also seen a lot of people make the same mistake all by them selfs before I did.

so, go go go go!!!

Posted by: gaby de wilde on May 1, 2006 @ 9:12 PM

No, not yet, but there is an other option!!
If you have an old PC, put in (some) raid cards and ready to go, ohhh yeah, don't forget to buy good harddisks!!

Posted by: Willem on May 19, 2006 @ 7:44 AM

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