Hard drives are a great thing to have around. Even if you're not a successful photographer or graphic designer, it's still really important to have everything on your computer backed up. Not only for the performance of your computer, but to protect yourself should you get the blue screen of death.
We had a problem. Our most beloved laptop just did not want to cooperate with our massive collection of RAW photo files anymore. Freeing up hard drive space was becoming a daily chore, with applications like Aperture taking up to 12 minutes to launch. Luckily we're not a single computer household and we were able to push the work over to our other machine. But this got us thinking how nice it would be if we could take some of the extra hard drive space from the new machine and allot it over to the older model to use. Creating a boot image file was our solution...
Looking to add a touch of steampunk to your desk or home office without going overboard? TecoArt offers a bunch of cool clocks, pen holders, and more whimsical creations that were made from computer hard drives and other tech relics.
With backups being as important as they are and digital libraries growing every day, having a solid and dependable external hard drive is key. After our third external hard drive failed in less than 4 years, we decided it was time to put more thought into which external hard drive we will trust our precious backups and media to. Here are our tips for choosing the right external hard drive for your needs.
With ever expanding storage, you start to wonder how much storage do you actually need. Movies, TV shows, photos, and music tend to take up a lot of space over time. That makes you wonder, how much do you actually need?
Today we had a terrible revelation, so epic, catastrophic, and potentially life changing that is shook us to our core. Our backup hard-drive died! While that might not seem a big deal to most, as graduate students our lives and futures are contained on our hard-drives. Loosing a simple Excel spreadsheet can spell doom!
With ever expanding storage, it's hard to fathom why people keep going on about backups until your own hard disk dies and you lose all of your files. Take it from someone to whom this has happened a few times, it's not fun to go through. That is why you need to backup your files periodically, once every few months is optimal. Are there any other ways of doing this? Read on to find out more.
We all have 'em. Pieces of old technology that no longer work, but we feel too guilty just tossing (as you should! It's not safe for the environment). So what do you do with that friend hard drive or malfunctioning keyboard? Send it over to Etsy seller PixelThis.
External hard drives tend to be ugly looking devices, that are best swept aside or kept in some kind of hiding place. This isn't the case with Samsung's new G-Series external hard drives, which actually won an award for their design and the materials used in their manufacture.
Think of the Airstash as an extension of whatever digital device you use...like the elastic waistband pants you bust out before visiting buffet. The little SD card storage device allows users to pack in whatever digital files they need to access via wireless connection via a browser interface, or switch the flow around and send over image files from a camera to the Airstash to be preview on an iPhone or Touch without nary a cable or laptop.