“I don’t want to live in the past, I just don’t want to lose it ” – Jake Gittes

Love that quote. Too true.
Ok, a pet subject of ours is data back-up. It doesn’t matter if you shoot film or digital. If any party of your process or life goes through a computer you MUST BACK UP YOUR STUFF!!!!
Not a matter of IF your hard drive will crash, but when. Sorry. Facts are facts.
So much so, that the new operating system of MAC,LEOPARD has designed a system making the process soooo easy. They gave it a very cute name: “Time Machine” and a cool interface that allows you to go “back in time”, in a free floating screen to a time when life was good and your documents, photos,movies, digital life were still there.

Cute, yeah, but it’s a real simple back-up plan disguised as a poofy application. So we know that the last thing you wanted to buy right now was an external hard drive. Holidays are coming, gifts to buy, making that list and checking it twice. But how much would it spoil the fun if all of your photos went bye-bye? Or your movies from the summer that wanted to share with everyone over the holidays?

NOT to be the gloom master, but get hip. Get it backed up. Go with this easy route which automatically backs you up on a regular basis, (this is MAC but Vista also has a complimentary program) or just do a straight copy of one hard drive to another hard drive. And hey, DVD’s are not a bad idea either. Get the Delkin ones with the longest life.

We do have brands we prefer. Happy to share the names with you. And those we have been burned by.The “never again” drives. On the road there is a need for size and reliability. Let’s discuss on the FORUM under Gear Reviews.

We know you don’t want to lose the past either.

(PS- while writing this article , realized that my address was totally screwed up. a pop-up told me that I had 769 conflicts .After a chat with Apple, found out the WHOLE address book was corrupted. Having an old back up copy saved hours of work and frustration. Still a bit of work but…whew.)

Damon Webster


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