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What furniture is good for storing laptops?

What's a not-hideous way to store three or four laptops in a dining room? Plus the occasional iPad, headphones, etc. Has anyone found a decent piece of furniture for laptop storage? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 18, 2014 - 17 answers

Managing and backing up files across several home computers

What are your tools and best practices for managing your digital stuff across several computers at home? [more inside]
posted by parudox on Mar 3, 2014 - 12 answers

How do I shop for enterprise-grade servers and storage?

I need to buy several servers with 24+ cores and 100+ GB of RAM, as well as storage for slightly over 100TB of data. Where (and how) should I be looking? [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Oct 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Tape backups - yes / no? What's my options?

Are tapes still the best bet for backups or are they considered antiquated now? I want to replace our organization's existing tape backup system. [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Aug 21, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I do it?

Is it possible to network all my storage? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Dec 23, 2011 - 9 answers

My closet is like a scene from Hoarders: The Mac Episode.....

I was an AD/Photoshop expert for years, but I've changed careers and my computer needs have become less hardcore than they used to be. I'm getting rid of old career/office stuff I don't need, but just realized I have an entire closet full of old Macs and hard drives that are full of all sorts of stuff I should probably sort through, consolidate, purge and/or save... How do people do that nowadays? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Nov 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Can I use the drive from a portable HD internally?

Is it possible to buy one of these 1TB WD Elements Portable HDs and take out the drive within to get a drive I could pop into my MBP? This site would suggest it is... but then why is this so much more expensive than this?
posted by mandrake on Nov 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Name of paper storage program?

There's a kind of 2D barcoding program that stores large amounts of compressed information on paper, like a QR code. What's it called? [more inside]
posted by This, of course, alludes to you on Jul 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Firewire Hub Vs. Daisy Chain

Is there a speed difference between daisy-chaining firewire 800 devices, and hooking them up to a hub? [more inside]
posted by bump on Jan 11, 2010 - 4 answers

How to store homeless computer parts?

I'm looking for an effective storage solution for computer parts. (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Mar 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Nomadic computer components must be civilized

I'm looking for inspiration on how to reduce computer clutter. I run a lot of machines and make them do a lot of cool things, but in a 92sqm apartment where we're also trying to manage massive DVD, magazine, and book libraries, and where my previous work station (which was never all that orderly) has been conquered by my girlfriend's rampaging makeup and sewing stuff, it ain't easy. I want to compartmentalize, organize, and speed up the process of accessing my stuff. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Nov 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Tell me about current NAS manufacturers and technology?

Tell me about Network Attached Storage ( NAS )? In particular what current manufactuers should I avoid for a typical 1 terabyte (or greater) RAID array? I'm also interested in general information and pitfalls for NAS devices and implementations. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Aug 10, 2008 - 13 answers

A->B instead of B->A?!?!?

How to recover from sync-ing a RAID 1 the wrong way? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Feb 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Looking for a cheap NAS solution <$50 (enclosure only)

Looking for a cheap NAS enclosure (~$50) - interested in ximeta netdisk, but I'd rather go with something that doesn't require a software install. For $100ish I could build a cheap VIA C3/C7 server, but a simple HD enclosure would be better. I'm planning to run it off a WRT54g, and have heard that ximeta's get slow wifi performance - could I watch videos over the connection (300mb/hr divx), or would I be restricted to backup and music? If so, what's the cheapest NAS enclosure that isn't a POS that can manage mp3's over wifi? Something that could do bittorrent would be great, but they seem much more costly. Most important, I want a NAS that will spin down when not in use so it doesn't kill my non-enterprise HD.
posted by lrodman on Jan 3, 2008 - 7 answers

What should I do with my old hard drives?

I've got a bunch of extra hard drives, and I want to setup a backup NAS type solution so I can backup my data and store movies, tv shows, media, etc. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by creeront on Oct 10, 2006 - 13 answers

How to manage computer storage issues?

Help me figure out how to manage large amounts of data on a laptop. Music, Tivo downloads, photos... I'm running out of room! [more inside]
posted by kdern on Dec 16, 2005 - 10 answers

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