December 17, 2002

Firewire Drives and more

Little Big Hard Drives (

Fun stuff! Western Digital's less-than-creatively-named External Hard Drive 200GB outstrips even most internal hard drives....around $400!

And I like this feature:

Better yet, the 5000DV (and other 5000-series external drives) includes a small blue button on the front to back up your data. Install the bundled Retrospect Express backup software for Windows or Mac and you can launch the backup process with a tap of that button.

This seemed like a gimmick, but it actually worked for us. The presence of the button on top of the PC kept inviting a press and got us to save our data regularly, just as we've been telling everybody else to do for years.


Nice. Way better than backing up to CD-RW...

Posted by answerguru at December 17, 2002 10:38 AM
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