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Tag Archives: Backups

Apple Bumps Time Capsule Up To 2TB

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By Chris Scott Barr

Despite being a Mac user (I swing both digital ways) I’ve never been all that excited about Apple’s Time Capsule. I use Mozy for backing up local files and a FreeNAS box to store everything crucial. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that I’m cheap. However, if the Time Capsule is exactly what you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that Apple has given the line a nice little refresh.

Starting today you’ll be able to pick up a 1TB model for $300 and a new 2TB one for $500. For all of you playing along at home, you read that right. They’ve doubled the storage on both models and kept the price the same.

[ Apple ] VIA [ CrunchGear ]

Corsair Flash Voyager Port Works With Any USB Flash Drive

Corsair Flash Voyager Port (Image courtesy Les Numeriques)
By Andrew Liszewski

Corsair unveiled their new Flash Voyager Port at CeBIT this year, and it’s basically a USB dock with a single button that can be used to launch a piece of automated backup software on your PC. While the Voyager Port is obviously color coordinated and styled to match the company’s Flash Voyager USB drives, the dock can apparently be used with any drive of your choosing, which is perfect given the propensity of flash drives to wander off and disappear on their own.

Now I’ll leave it up to you to decide if the ease-of-use of a single button is worth having another dock or cradle cluttering up your desk, but it should be hitting the market in a few weeks for around $20 for those of you who are interested.

[ Les Numeriques – CeBIT : Corsair Flash Voyager Port et autres détails sur les SSD ] VIA [ Everything USB ]

Backup Your Data With The Click Of A Button

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By Luke Anderson

Backing up your important files is something that everyone should do. In the old days that meant using expensive media like tape drives and Zip disks along with hard to use software. Nowadays you can just pick up a cheap external hard drive or flash drive for your storage needs. As for software, there is quite a bit to choose from. One company has taken a slightly different approach to their backup solutions.

The ClickFree Transformer USB cable allows you to plug in your choice of USB hard drive or flash drive, and gives you access to their backup software. All you need to do is push the button on the unit. Once you set up the easy-to-use software, all you ever need to do is plug in a drive and click the button. Seems pretty simple to me. The $60 price is a bit steep, but at least you can use it on up to 10 computers.

[ GoClickFree ] VIA [ EverythingUSB ]

[CES 2009] ClickFree’s Products Make Backing Up Your Files As Palatable As A Tasty Burger

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By David Ponce

Any one of the ClickFree family of products is something I actually would give my mom, or any one of the two dozen people I know who can’t backup their files because they find the process mystically confusing. Of all the products I saw at Pepcom, this was quite likely one of the most useful and with the highest mass market appeal. You just plug the device into any USB port… and that’s it. Assuming Autoplay is not disabled, the software will launch and search through your system for any of 400 different file types you’d want to backup. So it’ll find and backup any JPEGs, AVIs, MOVs, etc, automatically, but will overlook things like DLLs, system files or executables. Once it’s done, it’ll give you a report on what was backed up. You unplug it and that’s it: you have a backup.

Next time you plug it in, it will do incremental backups, meaning no dupes. You can even use it on multiple PCs, and the broken down report will tell you which files were backed up from which PC.

There are several products here. Several of them are portable drives in sizes 120GB to 500GB, and one not-terribly-portable 1TB drive. The picture on the left is the 320GB version. The product on the right is the ClickFree Transformer, which is a USB dongle-like device that sits between any old portable drive you may already own, and your PC’s USB drive, thus giving your own drive the full ClickFree functionality. The Transformer is $60.

Link to a PDF press release (because it wouldn’t let me paste without all sorts of annoying formatting) below.

[ Press Release ]

[ ClickFree Website ]