Month: July 2009

A great way to upgrade

Since my hard drive was failing on my laptop I purchased a new drive. To migrate from the failing drive to a new drive was very easy with Macrium Reflecthttp://www.macrium.com/. This is not an ad for them, but the software works great. You just run the image creation while in Windows, save the image to a USB drive or the network. …

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Drives and more Drives

My laptop hard drive decided to start acting up yesterday. Before it formally crashed (I’m not counting the 6 times where it just clicked and stopped working) I decided to make an image of it. After I validated the image I went out and purchased a new internal SATA laptop drive. My new WD Black series is 350GIG, 7200RPM. It’s amazing …

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What is a petabyte

I am a huge fan of Mozy (Mozy.com). They offer free and paid backup solutions online. I use their services on every computer I have. Recently they announced that they have over 15 petabytes worth of data. What is a petabyte you say? Well, it is a lot of data. Mozy has a fantastic article describing how much data that is. …

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