Archive for the ‘technology’ Category
At the moment, my dissertation work is stored on the hard drive of the laptop and at Mozy. Completed sections are also held by my supervisor (and will be sent to the second supervisor as well). Notes and bibliographical information are at present only on my computer and at Mozy. I like Mozy a lot. It’s free and automatic and has worked excellently when I’ve needed to retrieve things. If you don’t currently do any backing up, I would definitely recommend it. But I’m not sure I want to put all my eggs into its basket, especially as the dissertation progresses.
Also, my laptop only has 50GB of space on the hard drive. Which is basically okay. I don’t store lots of images, music or other large files on it. But it would be nice to clean it up a bit and move some of the things I really don’t need easy access to out of the way.
So, I’m looking for a cheap, reliable, not necessarily vast in terms of space, external hard drive. And also for some good, reliable, cheap software which will do the automatic backing up of files.
I am quite excited by this because, you know, pink and shiny, but I don’t know if it will do the backing up as well as the extra storage. Do I need to get one like this which only comes in boy colours?