Archive for Backup Solutions

New SanDisk device offers memory card based backups

Posted in Backup Solutions by Nino Marchetti on March 4th, 2008

sandisk-flashback.jpgSanDisk brings us word today of a new backup solution for notebook computers which makes use of the ExpressCard slot and a memory card. It is called the SanDisk FlashBack Adapter and it prices at around $30.

The SanDisk FlashBack Adapter plugs into the ExpressCard slot found on many Windows laptops today. Into the adapter is plugged a SD or SDHC memory card, which is sold separately. These two items work in conjunction with user installed software on the laptop itself to offer real time backups of important files directly from the computer to the memory card.

Iomega REV drive hits 120GB

Posted in Backup Solutions by Shane McGlaun on March 4th, 2008

Iomega 70GB Rev Drive

Iomega announced today that its popular backup drive called the REV was getting a significant capacity increase. The REV drive previously topped out with a maximum storage capacity of 70GB (70GB drive pictured). The REV drive will be available in April with 120GB of storage capacity.

Iomega says the new REV drive will be available in two interfaces—USB and internal SATA. A third version with an ATAPI interface is planned for mid-2008. According to Iomega the installed base for REV drives is 350,000 units, and it expects the new higher capacity drives to increase that user base.

MacWorld 2008

Apple rolls out Time Capsule wireless backup

Posted in Apple,Backup Solutions,MacWorld 2008,Storage,Wi-Fi by Darrin Olson on January 15th, 2008

Apple Time Capsule for backing up data wirelessly from your MacAs part of the announcements at the MacWorld keynote speech today, Steve Jobs introduced the new Apple Time Capsule – a appliance designed to help facilitate wireless, automatic data backups from all the Macs in your home. The device works with machines running the Leopard OS along with the Time Machine software to automatically create back ups of everything on your Mac computer, hourly if you would prefer, and from multiple different Macs.

The Time Capsule coincides well with the launch of the MacBook Air since one of the common needs for an optical drive is to back up data. Since the Air doesn’t have an internal CD or DVD drive the Time Capsule makes a nice solution to provide wireless data backups to the notebook. The integrated software lets users look through history for lost files or even restore the system to a previous point in time.

CES 2008

ClickFree makes data backup easier

Posted in Backup Solutions,CES 2008,External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2008

ClickFree HD 700Storage Appliance is showing off at CES what it thinks is a simplified backup solution for everyone. It’s called the ClickFree platform, with the first product under this umbrella being the HD 700. It’s priced at around $150.

The ClickFree HD 700 is reportedly as simple as plugging the device into a USB port. The backup option “automatically launches, searches and backs up anything important without ever having to push or click a button.” Consumers can back up information from up to give PCs in this manner.

Transcend StoreJet: move data with no computer

Posted in Backup Solutions,Storage by Conner Flynn on December 5th, 2007

Transcend StoreJet OTG

With the Transcend StoreJet OTG and it’s OLED display, you can manage what you’ve got on it, and even interface with computer peripherals with…no computer. Transfer data to and from flash drives, digital cameras or MP3 players without having to boot up the PC. Just hook it up to StoreJet and you’re good to go. The device is just 1.8 inches thick, so it’s ultra portable.

This is a real time-saver. It will save energy too, by not having to boot up everytime you need to move data. Basically, it bridges the gap between your PC and your mobile devices. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see more products like it. It holds 30 GB and will cost you $200.

Rebit hops into PC backup hardware

Posted in Backup Solutions,Computer Components,Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on October 29th, 2007

RebitA new PC backup solutions company has surfaced claiming its device takes the complexity out of doing backups of your critical computer data. Rebit is the company name and its offering backup devices in various memory configurations which sport the name of the company.

The Rebit device is designed to attach to your computer through an available USB port. Once attached, Rebit claims, you can forget about worrying over complex backup software and scheduling. The Windows-based product does “complete and continuous backup of not only data, but applications and the entire operating system.” If your PC should tank or you need to restore a file or folder you can drag and drop or automatically restore said data from Rebit.