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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:44 pm

It had to happen sooner or later - my laptop hard drive failed. While I was using an external 500GB drive, this incident opened my eyes.

Suggestions and reasons most appreciated!

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Post by joec on Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:52 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:It had to happen sooner or later - my laptop hard drive failed. While I was using an external 500GB drive, this incident opened my eyes.

Suggestions and reasons most appreciated!

So you were able to save everything?

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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:07 pm

Nope!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Rolly on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:38 pm

I am happy with this one.
http://www.carboniteaddon.com/
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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:00 am

Thanks Rolly! I am guessing that it is the best known service and I have been researching some of the others.

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Post by quiltbugj on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:08 pm

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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:06 pm


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Post by Zedinmexico on Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:27 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:"Is your cloud drive really private? Not according to fine print":

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/your-cloud-drive-really-private-not-according-fine-print-1C8881731


So encrypt the drive and don't worry about it anymore. They are not going to unencrypt drive unless you are a bad guy.

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Post by HelperGuy on Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:58 pm

Ack. The Cloud. Engineer-speak for The Internet, or The Network. Cloud services today? At 2 GB free, too small; after that, too expensive. And WAY too slow. They think we all have super-high-speed, even out in the boonies.

I'd rather have my stuff backed up onto an external drive. Quick access. Yes, they can get stolen. But the original stays on my tower, and I have other backups secreted away. Not too many thiefs go for towers. After that, well, the luck of the draw, I guess.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:15 pm

As I stated on other topics, such as the RFID chip thing in the US Passport, I really don't much give a damn about privacy issues but if or when people have expectations because they haven't read the fine print or there wasn't any in the first place? If one was a child porn collector, maybe they would be sick and stupid enough to store info on the cloud?

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Post by Eldergeek on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:23 pm

I've been using SugarSync with good results. There have been occasional problems, but their support is quite good, and I've never lost anything.
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Post by HelperGuy on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:08 am

Just read a laudable review of SugarSync in MaximumPC, but from the point of view of a replacement for DropBox. However, it does have a monthly fee when you want more than 5Gigs.

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Post by juanrey on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:19 am

China, I've got about 250gb out on Carbonite and it works just fine. Really glad I got it and bought the 3 yr package. Initial load was fine in Dallas, but very slow down here. But once the initial BU is done, the auto BU of changed files is effortless.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:58 pm

Thanks everyone for their comments. I have decided to go with the 3TB external hard drive option.

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Post by jrm30655 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:31 pm

I clone both of my computers once a week. Backup will not backup your programs, only the data. It's cheaper to just buy the same sized disks and cases and clone the whole thing. I can be back in business within 10 minutes.

I'm just not happy with sending my data to a cloud somewhere and it takes almost as long to backup as to clone.




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Post by HelperGuy on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:43 pm

I use GoodSync to back up my personal stuff: I keep all my personal stuff (photos, documents, scans, etc) on one drive, and backup automagically (with every file change) to a separate drive.

I have a clone of my whole computer, and it was made immediately after Windows 7 was installed with all my favorite programs. I find that cloning any computer after that just carries any problems along with it.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:48 pm

Since I have decided on a 3TB, here is a dumb question: can it be setup for two computers to have separate backup files?

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Post by HelperGuy on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:57 pm

Yes, as long as you can network the two computers together.

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