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best mybook auto backing external?
show user profile  zeefusion
Looking at getting an auto backup external drive, and i heard the mybook is very good at this?

Also the external drive needs to be connected to more than one pc, and if possible cross over between a mac and a pc.

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1/23/2009 5:09:41 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 5:09:41 AM)
show user profile  Idiotforaliving
Maybe you can get one of them drives with network interface. Just plug it in to your router and your done. Lacie haves good ones from what i heard.

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1/23/2009 6:29:55 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 6:29:55 AM)
show user profile  dd
i have a mybook (which does connect to your router) and wouldnt buy one and wouldnt advise peeps to buy one either it crashes when backing up large files. so unless u want to backup small files only then ok.
i also got a NAS case and placed 2 of my spare raid drives and use this and it doesnt crash and was cheaper. there are aplications out there that you can use to sync backup etc so worth a look, maybe

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1/23/2009 6:30:07 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 6:30:41 AM)
show user profile  Cosmic Fool
I'm with DD, I wouldn't recommend the MyBook either. I wanted to buy one for quite a while until I started reading reviews on the thing. Not a lot of happy customers.

I went with a D-Link Network Storage drive instead and couldn't be happier:
(The DNS-323). Just put your own harddrives in it and away you go. It even has software that allows you to access it from outside your home or office.

- The Shiny New Machine -

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1/23/2009 6:44:00 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 6:44:00 AM)
show user profile  dd
well im only glad i didnt buy it. my mate bought 2 1tb mybooks and ended up putting one in the loft and sending the other one to me and OMG they are not good

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1/23/2009 6:51:46 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 6:51:46 AM)
show user profile  Idiotforaliving
Im still cautious of big disks, i hear bad stuff about them. Bad shipments and bad firmware.
I prefer 3 320 gig disk over 1 1tb disk i think :)

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1/23/2009 7:42:33 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 7:42:33 AM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
Thats just cuz u dont know which drive to buy.

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1/23/2009 7:58:44 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 7:58:44 AM)
show user profile  Idiotforaliving
cuz if hardware fails i dont want to loose 1 tb at once :) Id rather loose only 320 :)

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1/23/2009 8:12:16 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:12:16 AM)
show user profile  Philbert
I have a 500mb (3 years old) and 1tb mybook (1 year old I think)

Both are working just fine, the 1TB drive is on almost 24/7

I have a really old 320mb WD onetouch or whatever, the fancy button stuff is kinda pointless
as you need all the software installed to backup anyway and you can launch it with 2 clicks from the desktop without using the special button.
Did get free backup software with it though.

for a small office I would buy a raided NAS box, in fact I am going to buy one for our office soon

 Everybody`s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

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1/23/2009 8:13:17 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:13:17 AM)
show user profile  npcph

i bought one of these terrastations. network interfacce, 1 terrabyte 4 drive raid capable of raid 0,1,5,10 and has hot swapable drives. real easy to setup and use. adding in shares is a 30 second job. and it was only about $450 from dell.

i definatly recommend it.

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1/23/2009 8:16:30 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:16:30 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
One thing I forgot to mention was that it needs to be easily transportable. ie unplug one cable and carry it to your car/ fit in your backpack etc.

The idea is to backup data at work and transport it off site with ease and return and plug it in the following day to back up the day again and so on.

Reasons are for fire/theft

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1/23/2009 8:19:18 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:19:18 AM)
show user profile  dd
well they aint really that big my nas which holds 2 xHDs is only220mm x80mm x130mm
i am trying to get hold of one of these

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1/23/2009 8:30:39 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:30:39 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
So you take your hard drive out and put it in there? sorry I don't really understand how you back up your pc from the above pic.
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1/23/2009 8:34:52 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:34:59 AM)
show user profile  dd
instead of using a external hd enclosure you have a dock. i have a rack of HD that i some times switch over but that means opening a case and swaping the drives. this is faster
it replaces the external HD cases you can buy

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1/23/2009 8:44:28 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:45:28 AM)
show user profile  tuna
I backup that way as well, except I use the Sharkoon HDD dock. I have a whole rack of HDDs as well but I only use one for actual backup because the rest are full of HD porn.
I actually use the Vista backup service these days although I haven't had to restore any files for real yet, it seems to be okay.
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1/23/2009 8:49:22 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:49:22 AM)
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