Types Of Backup Media

Losing all your acquired music, video and picture files can be real heart breaking. Whether the files on your computer are used for business purposes or they have a significant personal value, performing a routine backup is extremely important.

When choosing backup media you want to consider the following three things: 1. The size of the media (how many files it can hold) 2. The durability of the media (what will happen if the media is dropped) 3. The portability of the media (i.e. CD and DVD vs. external hard drive)

1. Size of the Media When you are looking for a backup media, you should try to find something that can store more than your current file size. The reason being your files will continue to grow, so if you have 2 gigabytes of files on your computer today you can expect that to be doubled by next year. Of course you may not be backing up your whole system, so take a look at your important file to see how much space will be needed.

2. Durability of the Media A very important feature of any backup media is its durability. By choosing quality backup media the chances of failures during a restore are much lower. For instance devices that have no moving parts such as a CD, DVD or USB flash drive are more durable in regards to damage from being dropped. External hard drives and tapes are the most fragile type of storage device and can be broken beyond repair if dropped. When choosing your backup media always make sure to compare the durability of each type of media.

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When a Computer Becomes Art

I saw this video this morning and I saw the most amazing computer case. The name of the “artist” is Will Urbina and his website is Will U Design.

Now sit and enjoy the video and the music.

What do you think about it?

Sony VAIO SZ770N/C Notebook

206708785 Now I have  3 months with my new notebook and I have to say that I am very happy with it. So I decided to talk about it.

Step up to the next level of portable computing in a lightweight, carbon-fiber casing. This slim VAIO SZ Notebook delivers a remarkable combination of smart mobile design, super-fast performance and contemporary style.

With wireless WAN, 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity plus an ultra-crisp 13.3″ widescreen display, long battery life and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, you’ve got the power to do more in less time.

Control efficiency and output with the innovative Hybrid Graphics System, while integrated security features keep your data secure. For your burning needs, an integrated DVD+R Double Layer/DVDRW/-RAM drive is included to make data storage easy. A built-in camera and microphone make real-time video conferencing a breeze so you can always stay in touch.

Powerful Performance

Next-generation hafnium-based Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 processor with 6MB L2 Cache and 3GB DDR2 system memory.

Toggle between an internal Intel 965 graphics chip for optimal power consumption with excellent quality and an external NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M graphics chip for even more robust performance.

Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Business operating system, could be better with Linux SuSe or Ubuntu who also works great.

Premium Mobility

Integrated wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) technology allows you to access the Sprint Mobile Broadband Service to extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access networks and hotspots.

Incredibly slim and lightweight at 4.0lbs and 1.0 thin with a cutting-edge carbon-fiber casing.

Sony’s original SmartWi technology seamlessly integrates wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) technology, 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth technologies.

Advanced Security

Fingerprint biometrics is a convenient and secure way to protect your computer and store passwords with a simple swipe of your finger.

An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant chip enhances security by allowing you to control access on a specific client/user basis.

G-Sensor Shock Protection judges whether or not a movement is risky, activating disk drive protection only when your hardware is at risk.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz
  • Processor Technology: EM64T, Virtualization Technology, Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
  • Bus Speed: 800MHz
  • Standard Memory: 3GB
  • Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
  • Memory Standard: DDR2-667/PC2-5300
  • Hard Drive: 250GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm
  • Optical Drive: DVD-Writer (Double-layer) - DVDR/RW
  • Display Screen: 13.3″ WXGA Widescreen Active Matrix TFT Color LCD with XBRITE
  • Graphics Controller: nVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 1343MB Semi-shared
  • Network: 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3ab , Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n , Bluetooth Integrated, Sprint CDMA2000 (1xEV-DO)
  • Ports: 2 x 4-pin Type A USB 2.0 - USB , 1 x Mini-phone Headphone , 1 x Mini-phone Microphone , 1 x VGA , 1 x IEEE 1394 - FireWire , 1 x RJ-45 Network , 1 x RJ-11 Modem , 1 x DC Power Input
  • Operating System: Windows Vista Business
  • Batteries: 1 x Standard Battery
  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 1.5″ Height x 12.5″ Width x 9.3″ Depth
  • Weight: 5 lb