Time for your weekly backup reminder! Before reading the rest of this message, make sure you’ve got more than one copy of that major proposal or project you just finished this week.
I’ve been doing a little research into pocket-sized external hard drives, since I’m coveting one. I’m a laptop user and I like small. These are basically laptop hard drives in a case, so they don’t require the same new technology that goes into making keychain-sized drives. They are about the size of my hand and don’t require an external power supply, which means one less cord.
There are currently two contenders for my eventual money: the Pocketec Pockey Datastor USB hard drive and the Storix Fusion HD, which connects by either firewire or USB. And the prices aren’t much higher than for a full-sized XHD: about $200 for a 30 GB Pockey and $230 for the Fusion.
Let me know if there are any backup-related products you’d like me to find out about for next week. I’m considering investigating DVD-writers, though they are not something I would personally be likely to use. Yet, anyway.