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Here's a gadget I'd buy, if it existed. A USB connected drive that connects to DropBox in the background, so it's always updating, even when the computer is off.


As a bonus, you wouldn't need to install Dropbox software on your computer, so it won't use any resources.

The concept is simple, but I've yet to see a device that can pull this off. I've seen some NAS boxes that have a feature that lets you install plugins that include things like Dropbox, but they're way too complicated for most people to set up, and they have one big downside... Compared to a USB connected device, they're much slower.

What would be best is a USB or Thunderbolt based box that has fast transfers to and from the host computer, and also have a WiFi or Ethernet connection to sync with Dropbox in th... [More]

Continue...A Dropbox BOX - A FAST USB Box That Syncs Even When Your Computer Is Off...

A USB Hard Drive Duplicator

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For people who like to make backups... of their backups


As many of you know, I'm a big fan of backups. As somebody who's been in the tech industry for over 30 years, I've seen a lot of computers and backups systems fail, so I can't stress enough how important backups are to me. So, I make a lot of backups, and yes, backups of my backups.

Here's the thing. When you back up your internal hard drive, naturally, you are tying up your computer. But, there's no reason why you need to tie up your computer to back up an external drive, but that's exactly what you do when you back one up.

To me, a simple solution is to buy a USB hard drive duplicator. But wait! There's no such thing.


If you look around, you'll find hard drive duplicators, but those devices only work wi... [More]

Continue...A USB Hard Drive Duplicator...

Hard Drives with a Built-In UNDO Feature.

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I'm spoiled. I use a virtual PC running on a Mac. Even if I totally mess up, I can roll back to where I was yesterday. Most people can't. A hard drive with Undo features built-in would solve a lot of problems.


To be clear, I know there are some software solutions out there. Apple has Time Machine, and some third party programs were on the market more than a decade ago to allow you to undo changes to your hard drive, but the truth is, nothing is better than a hardware solution.

Because most people only use a fraction of the space of today's massive hard drives, it would be quite easy for a storage company to build a simple undo feature into their storage solutions. The premise is simple. Without using any special software, the hard drive would create a change tracking fi... [More]

Continue...Hard Drives with a Built-In UNDO Feature....

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