Originally Posted by brucep
your caprica is showing
and for a MBP chip not even on the market yet how can there be shortages of ??
usb3 is that not the FW 1600 KILLEER ??
I have yet to see Caprica, but I did like BSG, sans the finale. I hated the explanation for Starbuck.
The chip expected to be used for the MBPs are out. Intel started shipping the Nehalem/Arrandales the first week of January. Intel was expected to have ramped up production by now. I'm not quite buying the Acer need since they seem to do most of their business is older, cheaper chips and Atom CPUs.
USB3.0 looks to have killed both FW1600 and FW3200, it FireWire didn't kill itself with expensive licensing fees.
Originally Posted by DESuserIGN
If its on a hard drive, it might as well just be in volatile memory (that is, magnetic media is no backup.)
Backing up over the internet can be rather onerous and iffy. "The cloud" will be "very sorry"TM if they lose your data.
I never feel at ease until I get a project or valued content safely backed up or archived on optical media. And when I do the archive, it as easy to do two of them as it is to do one.
Saying that backing up to a separate HDD or a RAID just "might as well just be in volatile memory" is FUD. Are you expecting an EMP? Do you use optical backups which you have sent to a secure vault in the center of a mountain in a hidden location? When did we stop talking about consumer machines.
Cloud computing is here and has been here for years. Like most tech, it integrates with out current tech instead of being the all-or-nothing, black-and-white ideal that people seem to get from crappy sci-fi movies. I currently back up using Time Machine, iDisk, Dropbox for various things. I also use Dropbox to move files to and from other people's machines and iDisk remote grabs on my iPhone, usually for audio and video I'd rather stream than copy to and sync with iTunes. Will this increase? Abslutely! Will it completely wipe out local storage? Not in my lifetime.