Hardware preview: ioSafe SSD – fireproof, waterproof, crushproof and shockproof

Back in September 2009, I wrote about the ioSafe Solo, a fireproof and waterproof drive. In January 2010, at CES in Las Vegas, ioSafe, the company behind these disaster-proof drives, launched a new product, the ioSafe Solo SSD. It's the same size as the ioSafe Solo, it looks the same outside, except for the branding, … Continue reading Hardware preview: ioSafe SSD – fireproof, waterproof, crushproof and shockproof

Switch drive packs between two Drobos while keeping your data safe

➡ Updated 1/14/19: I have revised my opinion of Drobo devices. After experiencing multiple, serious data loss events on multiple Drobo models, even recent ones, I no longer consider them safe for my data. Sometimes you'll need to switch your drive packs (the set of drives that sits in a Drobo) between two Drobos. Or … Continue reading Switch drive packs between two Drobos while keeping your data safe

A 27 GB hard drive for $276?

While cleaning up old paperwork, I ran into a receipt from late 1999, for a WD 27.3 GB hard drive with an Ultra 66 Cable. The price for that thing was $275.94 with taxes. Nowadays, I can get a 2 TB hard drive (that's 2,000 GB) for less than $150. How times have changed!