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    October 25th, 2010

    ♬ Don’t leave me in all this pain
    Don’t leave me out in the rain
    Come back and bring back my smile
    Come and take these tears away

    Un-break my heart…♬

    Lyrics, music by: Diane Warren and recorded by: Toni Braxton.

    ioSafe

    ioSafe

    911 taught us that each of us needs to maintain a safe and secure backup of our data in order to allow our businesses to survive any natural or man-made disaster. Accordingly it is imperative that we set up a back-up system that (hopefully) survives any disaster that befalls our office.

    Above find a picture of an ioSAFE hard drive. This is an external hard drive that is practically bomb proof! It is USB 2.0 enabled, fireproof (it can withstand 1550 F (843 C) for 30 mins), waterproof (it can be submerged up to 10 feet (3 meters) deep in fresh or salt water for 3 days) and can be physically locked or bolted to the floor. It is also heavy – it weighs about 17 pounds (7.7 kilos).

    It works with both PCs and Macs. It comes in large capacities (1, 1.5 and 2 terabytes) and it comes with data recovery insurance as well. It is also whisper quiet! This is a wonderful hard drive for backup purposes for a solo or smaller law office. I have one and love it!

    It works wonderfully well with TimeMachine on my Mac. I had to do a reformat of the hard drive for the ioSafe to work with the Mac OS but this just took a couple of minutes and was straightforward (as typical of a Mac, my MacBook detected the ioSafe and detected the formatting issue, prompted me to perform the required action and completed the reformat shortly afterwards). Painless!

    Once reformatted, the backup of my MacBook using TimeMachine onto the ioSafe was equally straightforward as well. I simply reconnect the ioSafe when I wish to update my backup and TimeMachine does the rest.

    If you are ever hit with a disaster (which can range from a fire to a flood caused by a burst pipe or overflowing sink in the office above yours), if you have a secure backup, then while we can’t un-break your heart, we can bring back your smile and take your tears away.

    This entry was posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 8:38 pm and is filed under I'm a Mac, Issues facing Law Firms, Law Firm Strategy, Make it Work!, Technology, Tips. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

    2 Responses to “Tech Tip – ioSafe”
    1. Disaster Proof External Hard Drive – ioSafe – 11/02/10 at PMATips Says:

      [...] http://thoughtfullaw.com/2010/10/25/tech-tip-iosafe/ Tech Tip – ioSafe 911 taught us that each of us needs to maintain a safe and secure backup of our data in order to allow our businesses to survive any natural or man-made disaster. Accordingly it is imperative that we set up a back-up system that (hopefully) survives any disaster that befalls our office. Above find a picture of an ioSAFE hard drive. This is an external hard drive that is practically bomb proof! It is USB 2.0 enabled, fireproof (it can withstand 1550 F (843 C) for 30 mins), waterproof (it can be submerged up to 10 feet (3 meters) deep in fresh or salt water for 3 days) and can be physically locked or bolted to the floor. It is also heavy – it weighs about 17 pounds (7.7 kilos). [...]

    2. David Bilinsky - Thoughtful Legal Management Says:

      [...] have been a big fan of the ioSafe line of disaster proof external hard drives for some time now (back in October I wrote about the ioSafe Solo Pro hardened hard drive). I use a 1.5 terabyte SoloPro to back up my MacBook (using TimeMachine) regularly. I even replaced [...]

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