Keep Your Music Library Safe

Keep Your Music Library Safe

I’ve always been a music fan. As far back as I can remember, we had classical music playing in our house, which no doubt was the beginning. That and the closet full of LPs (okay, vinyl) that my dad dragged home from a flea market when I was eight years old. I’d write...
HDD or SSD: Which is Better for Backup?

HDD or SSD: Which is Better for Backup?

Without a doubt, the two storage technologies that dominate the market today are hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). But what’s the difference between HDD and SSD? Which one should you use to back up your files? What about photos and videos? ...
Remote Tech Support for a Day: A World Backup Day Story

Remote Tech Support for a Day: A World Backup Day Story

I recently played remote tech support for someone whose laptop hung up during a software installation. It seemed that the file system was corrupted, but it was hard to tell. I’m not a tech support person, but I can fill in occasionally, summoning patience with the...
ioSafe 1019+ NAS vs. 1517 NAS: What’s the Difference?

ioSafe 1019+ NAS vs. 1517 NAS: What’s the Difference?

Lately, I’ve been asked quite often about the key differentiators between the legacy ioSafe 1517 NAS and the newer 1019+ NAS. Throughout this review, I’ll delve deeper into their specific capabilities, why the 1019+ adds value to our client’s...
How Long Does an External Hard Drive Really Last?

How Long Does an External Hard Drive Really Last?

As a Customer Support Technician for hard drive tool technologies, I’m often approached by customers asking: “How long will my external hard drive last?” And then the follow-up, “When will a hard drive failure happen?” or “When can a hard drive be expected to fail?”...