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Don't be Lazy, get a LaCie

Hd D2
Seems like today's theme is laptop safety, so on a similar note i would like to recommend the LaCie External Hard disks. Why external hard disk? let me share a story of a good friend of mine. her laptop was happily sitting atop a desk, jamming out iTunes, when suddenly it was knocked off the table and falling screen down onto the floor. unfortunately the laptop could not be repaired, but worse of all the Hard Drive was damaged and all the data lost... sad story, i know... it wouldn't have been as likely to get damaged if it wasn't being used, but since it was playing music then the Drive must have been spinning and the damage would be greatest.
Apple's newest powerbook added a very cool feature to counter this problem. they put motion sensors inside the computer so that if the laptop were to fall at anytime, even while jamming iTunes, then the sensors will activate and lock down the hard drive completely. this won't prevent damage to the computer, but it will reduce the likelihood of disk damage. now back on track. if you don't have the newest Powerbook, you'll want additional security by backing up your data.
that's where LaCie disks come in. they are reliable, super fast and easy to set up. best of all, they are compatible with Windows and Macs alike. these come in so many form factors, but i chose to go with the D2 HD extreme, Firewire 400. now they have USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and 800 combined into the same drive. Specs: FireWire 800: 800 Mbits/s, FireWire 400: 400 Mbits/s, USB 2.0: 480 Mbits/s. so you don't have to worry about being bottlenecked by a hard disk. it also comes bundled with a nice software called SilverKeeper which works just fine for general backing up. the HD looks great in unaltered metallic casing, with a nice neo blue light that indicates activity and power. speaking of which, the drive is powered by an external source (100-240W) and it can not be powered by USB or Firewire alone. they come in different sizes and different capacities, from 100GB to 2TB (2000GB!). mine is about the size of 4 sleeves of golf balls, or 8 decks of cards. so far, i've used it without a glitch and the auto on-off is really handy, also completely plug and play. one more consideration, the F.A Porsche design is worth a look. get the Firewire if your computer can handle it, it's much faster, and forget the laptop editions they are smaller but smaller capacity and much more expensive. (and don't forget the story, who would want to move their HD around anyway, stay safe use a back up) [equipbug]

the LaCie series:
Hd BigdiskHd Biggerdisk
the F.A. Porsche:
Hd Porsche Firewire
[article dedicated to KL good luck with MB]

photos courtesy of www.lacie.com
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