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I have an appointment at the local Apple store in about 2 hours to check out my CD/DVD drive that doesn't seem to exist anymore.

So that means I have about 1 hour to back stuff up.

I had an external drive for this purpose, but my daughter made off with it last year for some school video projects and it never came back. And right now she's off supporting her old high school robotics team.

LONG STORY SHORT: Can anyone recommend one of these services?

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(no subject) - electricpaladin - Mar. 26th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
chomiji
Mar. 26th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)

Thanks!



I'm also poking about on Norton's online service - they have a 30-day free trial.

smillaraaq
Mar. 26th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Haven't tried it myself, have no idea if it's Mac-friendly, but snarp made this rec late last year.

(I thought that drive was giving you problems months ago -- did it just never get fixed and finally fail, or is this something new and my memory is off, or...?)
chomiji
Mar. 26th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)

You know me, imouto-chan ... it's that same drive. I didn't have to do anything about it (the main thing I needed it for previously was to make music selections for exercise), and I'm always hella busy ... so it didn't happen.

I signed up for the Norton free trial, and it's running now. It's good for 30 days, so that should take me through any repairs. And The Mr. has said I can use his Mac if I need it, if they want to work on it for a few days.

chomiji
Mar. 27th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)

And ... after all that, I never got to the Apple store. The backup was taking too long - it was only at 85% when I would have head to have left to make the appointment, and they didn't have any more open today. So the drive is still kaput.

]-:

smillaraaq
Mar. 27th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Awww, well, is it at least done now so you can reschedule?
snarp
Mar. 27th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
You unfortunately can't really depend on cloud services for rush backups; even if the service itself is pretty dependable in terms of speed (CrashPlan is good, as is Dropbox if you're backing up under 2 GB), most ISPs in the US are much slower on upload than download. If you're backing something up quickly, you really do need an external hard drive of some kind. I've had pretty good luck with Western Digital as a brand.
smillaraaq
Mar. 27th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
*nods* My current primary portable drive is a WD and I've been quite happy with it so far. (Backup portable is the recycled guts of a dead laptop shoved into an aftermarket external case.)
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