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Anyone out there have a network attached storage device they'd recommend? Looking for a more robust back-up solution.

Couple years back bought a Western Digital external hard drive that completely died on us. Since then I've had a lot of, ahem, "trust issues" with these types of devices.


September 12, 2006 at 11:49 PM in Technology | Permalink


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But I'm not sure his security issue. Maybe you can zip the documents and add a password before uploading.

Posted by: remme | Sep 13, 2006 12:27:36 AM

Sorry for misunderstanding

network attached attached? Why not USB 2.0? I think it it fast for normal backup and restore.I don't familiar with NAS.

Posted by: remme | Sep 13, 2006 12:33:39 AM

I bought a Mirra backup server. The firm was acquired by Seagate recently. It saved us once already when K's computer died.

Advantages: Client runs in background and makes real-time backup of files as you change them. Web access. Easy to restore data.

Disadvantages: Not a true NAS. We can't move files back/forth and have duplicate copies of files such as photos or images that are on both of our laptops. For me, it was more important to have real-time backup. I used external HDs in the past and got frustrated when I could only recover up to my most recent backup. Typically, that would be 2-3 weeks ago, so I lost all of the most recent work I had done.

Posted by: Jamie | Sep 13, 2006 7:13:30 AM

Thanks for the tips. Looking for something robust that works behind the scenes.

Mofile is a great company, but not right for this use. [they're a client]

Real-time backup sounds very appealing.

I'll post when I get something.

Posted by: Calvin | Sep 15, 2006 12:29:43 AM

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