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    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    Be safe: backup

    My LaCie 250 GB FireWire external hard drive arrived yesterday. Now that I have 25 GB of high-definition wedding videos, not to mention all the music and files scattered across both my Powerbook and Compaq desktop, it was high time I worked out a backup strategy.

    The LaCie drive, designed by F.A. Porsche, is a brilliant little machine. Measuring not much larger than an actual brick, it was super easy to format and partition. With Mac OS 10.x, I didn't even need the installer CD because Apple's built-in Disk Utility app took care of it for me.

    At $159 on Amazon, the drive is a steal. A mere 64 cents per GB. Such a good deal, and I have Brian to thank for pointing me in the direction of the LaCie. Thanks Brian!