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 Post subject: Personal back-up space
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:55 pm 
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I can remember when I got my first floppy drive on my trash-80 3, and it crushed my summer wages; I had a speedy 1500 baud tape drive before. A 5 Mb HD space was running $300?ish, a 10 Mb HD was scarier money.

I just did a complete backup of all my computers; just under 2 Tb of 'stuff' - all that storage cost me less than $200. And yes, I know that you can buy that for less now, but... Moore's law hold true for storage as well as computing power.

I love cheap silicon and lasers and mylar.

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 Post subject: Re: Personal back-up space
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 5:35 pm 
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My really heavy 10 MB hard drive crushed me financially too. A friend of mine told me it was overkill and that I was being silly.

My phone now has 16 GB. I watched Fight Club on it when I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep. It plays a pretty impressive mmo called Pocket Legends.

At the Smithsonian they have the navigation computer from Apollo 11. It's almost as big as my entire desk and about as powerful as a cheap calculator today, but it got men back alive.

I still play Atari 2600 games sometimes.

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 Post subject: Re: Personal back-up space
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:10 pm 
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There's effectively no limit on storage at my personal Web hosting site. $6.75 a month, or something like that. Plus it's backup in a different city, which the experts tell you is how you ought to protect your most valuable data.

I also back up on memory sticks for more local storage. 16 GByte backs up everything I actually care about losing.


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 Post subject: Re: Personal back-up space
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Read your contract carefully. Mine has a fine print clause that says I can't just use it for data backup.

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 Post subject: Re: Personal back-up space
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:28 pm 
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Sam Mc Kee wrote:
Read your contract carefully. Mine has a fine print clause that says I can't just use it for data backup.


I don't use mine primarily for data backup. That's just a fringe benefit.


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