Backup Drive

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Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro Drive? On sale at
Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering this one for backing up my hard
drive. Thnaks in advance.

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Lavert Y Bryant
Powder Springs GA
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Home Depot does not sell computer components....

    I/OMagic Unveils New GigaBank 4.0 Portable Storage Device
    http://www.iomagic.com/Press/press_release.asp?PRID=108

    Suggested retail price of $179.99 so $99.00 is a good value!

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    "Lavert" wrote:

    | Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro Drive? On sale at
    | Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering this one for backing up my hard
    | drive. Thnaks in advance.
    |
    | --
    | Lavert Y Bryant
    | Powder Springs GA
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    In news:%23CLEGx2bFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    Lavert <b_lavert@bellsouth.net> typed:

    > Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro Drive?
    > On
    > sale at Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering this one for
    > backing
    > up my hard drive. Thnaks in advance.


    I know nothing about it (and am surprised to hear that Home Depot
    sells such things), but let me ask how big is your drive? If
    you're actually thinking about about backing up the drive (not
    just a few files on it), 4GB is probably *way* too small.

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    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup
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    4GB drive doesn't give much space to use as a backup device. I'd suggest you
    look into getting a USB hard drive enclose and purchase a decent size drive.
    Check this out to see what I mean

    For $20 this device enables you to slide any sized standard IDE Hard drive
    into it and then plugs into a USB slot
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1281816&CatId=1204

    You can purchase a 120 GB hard drive for $70 and get a $20 rebate
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1074952

    So the total cost before rebate is $90 and look at all the storage space. I
    have 2 of these I use all the time. It is a perfect way to create backups
    and then move the backup off site. One doesn't want to have their backups
    stored at the same location as the original. In the event of fire, flood or
    theft you know you have a backup elsewhere.


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    Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


    "Lavert" <b_lavert@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:%23CLEGx2bFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro Drive? On sale at
    > Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering this one for backing up my hard
    > drive. Thnaks in advance.
    >
    > --
    > Lavert Y Bryant
    > Powder Springs GA
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Lavert wrote:
    > Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro
    > Drive? On sale at Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering
    > this one for backing up my hard drive. Thnaks in advance.

    Home Depot? Let me guess, it's in the same aisle as Draino and
    Liquid Plumber. Those are the only backup items I've ever found
    at Home Depot. Sorry, I couldn't resist that one.

    Seriously, the best feature of these types of drives is their
    portability. They're great if you want to transport files
    between two physical locations. I find them to be a somewhat
    limited backup device. Even 4GB can fill up quickly.

    As an alternative, you might want to consider an external USB
    drive. OfficeMax recently had an 80GB Western Digital external
    HD advertised for $50 after rebates.

    CircuitCity currently has a 120GB WD external HD advertised for
    $69.99:

    http://tinyurl.com/47uqa

    That's 30 times the storage space for $30 less when compared to
    the drive at Office Depot.

    It's your choice. If you want to be able to carry your files
    with you then that I/O drive is a good value. If you want to
    have flexibility in what you can backup, an external USB drive
    would be a better choice.

    Good luck

    Nepatsfan
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    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:eZK$0W4bFHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > In news:%23CLEGx2bFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    > Lavert <b_lavert@bellsouth.net> typed:
    >
    > > Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro Drive?
    > > On
    > > sale at Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering this one for
    > > backing
    > > up my hard drive. Thnaks in advance.
    >
    >
    >
    > I know nothing about it (and am surprised to hear that Home Depot
    > sells such things), but let me ask how big is your drive? If
    > you're actually thinking about about backing up the drive (not
    > just a few files on it), 4GB is probably *way* too small.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    > Please reply to the newsgroup
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Ken And All Others Who Responded To My Request:

    Thank you all for your responses. I should have said on sale at Office
    Depot. I am looking for portability as much as anything. I know 4GB will
    fill up quickly. Since I do not have but 3GB on hard drive I think it will
    suffice. In addition to Windows XP Home Edition, I only have three other
    applications on board. Thank you all again.

    --
    Lavert Y Bryant
    Powder Springs GA

    "**********weeeeeeeeeeee" <pcbutts1@thisoldtreehouse.com> wrote in message
    news:Yb0re.21703$cN2.6273@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
    >
    > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:eZK$0W4bFHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> In news:%23CLEGx2bFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    >> Lavert <b_lavert@bellsouth.net> typed:
    >>
    >> > Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro Drive?
    >> > On
    >> > sale at Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering this one for
    >> > backing
    >> > up my hard drive. Thnaks in advance.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I know nothing about it (and am surprised to hear that Home Depot
    >> sells such things), but let me ask how big is your drive? If
    >> you're actually thinking about about backing up the drive (not
    >> just a few files on it), 4GB is probably *way* too small.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    >> Please reply to the newsgroup
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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    In news:%23uqmz24bFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    Lavert <b_lavert@bellsouth.net> typed:

    > Ken And All Others Who Responded To My Request:
    >
    > Thank you all for your responses. I should have said on sale
    > at
    > Office Depot.


    Thanks. That sounds much more likely.


    > I am looking for portability as much as anything. I
    > know 4GB will fill up quickly. Since I do not have but 3GB on
    > hard
    > drive I think it will suffice.


    It will suffice for a single backup, but you will have no ability
    to have more than one generation of backup at a time. I'm
    personally unhappy with that degree of protection, but if you
    think it's adequate, it's your choice.


    > In addition to Windows XP Home
    > Edition, I only have three other applications on board. Thank
    > you
    > all again.


    You didn't say how big the drive is. You may have only 3GB on the
    drive at present, but it's unlikely that you will have so little
    on it for long. If it were me, I wouldn't want to invest that
    much money on such a small backup device; my prediction is that
    you'll outgrow it much sooner than you think.

    --
    Ken Blake
    Please reply to the newsgroup


    > "**********weeeeeeeeeeee" <pcbutts1@thisoldtreehouse.com> wrote
    > in
    > message news:Yb0re.21703$cN2.6273@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
    >>
    >> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:eZK$0W4bFHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>> In news:%23CLEGx2bFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    >>> Lavert <b_lavert@bellsouth.net> typed:
    >>>
    >>>> Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro
    >>>> Drive?
    >>>> On
    >>>> sale at Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering this one for
    >>>> backing
    >>>> up my hard drive. Thnaks in advance.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I know nothing about it (and am surprised to hear that Home
    >>> Depot
    >>> sells such things), but let me ask how big is your drive? If
    >>> you're actually thinking about about backing up the drive
    >>> (not
    >>> just a few files on it), 4GB is probably *way* too small.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    >>> Please reply to the newsgroup
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    > >>>> Anyone know anything about I/O Magic 4GB USB 2.0 Micro
    > >>>> Drive?
    > >>>> On
    > >>>> sale at Home Depot for $99.00. Am considering this one for
    > >>>> backing
    > >>>> up my hard drive. Thnaks in advance.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> I know nothing about it (and am surprised to hear that Home
    > >>> Depot
    > >>> sells such things), but let me ask how big is your drive? If
    > >>> you're actually thinking about about backing up the drive
    > >>> (not
    > >>> just a few files on it), 4GB is probably *way* too small.
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    > >>> Please reply to the newsgroup

    I just purchased an I/O Magic Giga Bank 40GB pocket drive at Staples
    for $199. I/O Magic sel the next model up with 80GB capacity for the
    same price at their website. If I were you I'd buy a large capacity
    unit for essentially the same money.

    JP
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