Posts Tagged ‘Storage’

Dropbox – I’ll give it a try

August 29th, 2009 No comments

DropboxDropbox claims to get rid of different storage locations for data by hosting the data on the web and synching it via little apps automatically.

There are three basic pricing models available:

Basic…..2GB ………. free of charge
Pro 50…..50GB …… $ 9,99 / month
Pro 100….100GB … $ 19,99 / month

and one possibility to expand the Basic model:
refer the service to your friends and get extra space for free…

Installtion on the Mac:
Easy and fast – just download the app and move it from the diskimage to your application folder; start the application and follow the few steps for setup. I’ve choosen the ‘Basic’ version for free.
The sync app is also available for Windows and Linux

A dropbox folder was created automatically and is shown up in your MacOS X navigation pane of the Finder-Windows. Within the Dropbox folder two additional folders have been created: Pictures and Public – and for sure you are able to create addtional folders…

Putting files into these folders are recognized by the Dropbox app which is running in the background – little icon with configuration and information menus. Synchronizing runs really fast and smooth 🙂

I’ll test the system now during the next weeks and will come back later with an review and the experiences I’ve made.

Categories: Storage

Back on track with my DROBO 2nd. Gen.

March 25th, 2009 No comments

Seams to be a lucky day 🙂
Today I restarted a trial on the backup of my MBP via AirportExtreme and the Drobo – and it works…

back on track again...

back on track again...

Categories: Storage