I want to get a file from my mac to my pc -- the file is just slightly too big to fit on a CD-R. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on Oct 12, 2005 -
I need to get 40-60 gigs of data to about 200 customers a month. Currently I am using DVDs and am finding it a total hassle. I am considering harddrives but I think they will be more or less an equivalent hassle. Is there some other way? Downloads seem a little unfeasible due to the size but I'd be interesting in hearing anything.
posted by xmutex
on Sep 30, 2005 -
Soon, I'll be putting most of my personal belongings (including an apartment's-worth of furniture) in storage for a year. Got any tips? What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by CiaoMela
on Sep 27, 2005 -
I need to store about two large bookshelves of books. The problem is two-fold: With an impending addition to the family, I have no space in the house. Additionally, I live in San Francisco where I am worried about ruining the books if I simply place them in boxes in the garage. I need help with storage options. [more inside]
posted by xorowo
on Sep 20, 2005 -
How do I prepare my car for storage over the winter? And, what to do in Fairbanks, AK over the winter? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious
on Sep 19, 2005 -
Due to a strange twist of fate, I find myself in possession of a bottle of Henkell Trocken dry sparkling wine which has been stored in a fridge for two years. Is it okay to drink?
posted by DrJohnEvans
on Sep 8, 2005 -
What's a good safe place to park a car for maybe 4 days along the I-80 corridor, south/west of Davis CA and north/east of the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Sep 7, 2005 -
What's the best system to store spices that is neat, allows for easy identification, doesn't use up a lot of space, and is elegant? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch
on Sep 3, 2005 -
Small Los Angeles company (14 computers, 1 terabyte of info) needs a reliable and reasonably-priced off-site backup solution. Any ideas?
posted by tsarfan
on Aug 31, 2005 -
Can you help me with the purchase of a SAN for my small to medium sized business? We're looking to attach 4-6 servers to ~2-3 TB of storage space. [more inside]
posted by stovenator
on Aug 30, 2005 -
I am in the process of building an AMD Sempron 2400+ based file storage machine. I am seeking recommendation for how big a power supply I need.
I am planning on 4 to 5 (may be 6 in future) 250GB Seagates, 2x320GB WD Sata drives, 1 DVD writer, Geforce FX 5500 video card.
The $50 case has a stock 480W PSU. I am wondering if I need more juice and possibly something by a well known brand ?
I recently built an Athlon box with Seasonic 430 PSU. Seems pretty quiet. Not sure if I should get another of those.
posted by flyby22
on Jul 31, 2005 -
I'd like to spend some time in San Francisco on foot, without have to lug my suitcase around. The storage lockers at SFO
have been taken out of service for security reasons. Is there somewhere else I can store a suitcase for a day?
posted by russilwvong
on Jul 21, 2005 -
I have a 2003 Honda Elite 80 and it has almost zero storage space. I was going to throw on one of those plastic crates that you find at the grocery stores, but these days they are much bigger. Does anyone know where I could find storage out for the back rack of my scooter outside of these plastic crates?
posted by matthelm
on Jun 16, 2005 -
I have a new LaCie 800GB Ethernet NAS disk. It's advertised as working well in a cross-platform environment. It sits on my lab's LAN with three XP boxes and three Mac G5s. But it's been trouble from the beginning . . . . [more inside]
posted by realcountrymusic
on Jun 15, 2005 -
I need to purchase a PCMCIA storage card (ATA format) from a store located in or very near Tucson AZ. Any ideas?
posted by jruckman
on Jun 14, 2005 -
I have over 20,000 mp3 (legal) files, which I want to be stored safely for decades to come, and I'm looking for deviece suggestions. [more inside]
posted by AMWKE
on Jun 9, 2005 -
How long can I expect unused gasoline in a car's gas tank to last before it breaks down into something that the engine can't burn?
posted by nmiell
on May 18, 2005 -
Arrgh. I just installed the new DVD Player of OS X and it hung up on Optimizing Performance. I ended up having to reboot and when I did both my Lacie 160 firewire drive and iPod are DEAD! [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on May 17, 2005 -
Network drive question: can anyone give a strong thumbs-up or -down on the use of a home-office level network drive? [more inside]
posted by squirrel
on May 11, 2005 -
This may seem like an odd question, but - I like to keep all of my old letters from various friends and acquaintances, but now I find myself with stacks of them. Can someone suggest a better way to keep them than putting them in shoeboxes? I can't seem to part with them, but they're just sitting there collecting dust.
posted by ORthey
on May 9, 2005 -
We are using Xdrive as the hosted storage/collaboration provider for our workgroup, but performance and access is inconsistent enough to warrant complaints. Does anyone have any experience with using another solution for a similar purpose? [more inside]
posted by Mrmuhnrmuh
on Apr 27, 2005 -
I have tons of magazines. They are my facvorite thing...each week I buy about 5-10. I am wondering if anyone has any great shelving for magazines or just great examples of storage that I can see online? I'm really looking for a great home office type solution. I read ReadyMade every month hoping to my find my dream solution but never do. Does anyone have any sites they recommend?
posted by rje7
on Apr 10, 2005 -
The 2x250Gb RAID1 array on my desktop system (WinXP) started throwing up 'Delayed write failure' errors and forcing mirroring on reboot. I unplugged the HDs and reinstalled Windows, but suspect a hardware failure. What's the best way to run diagnostics while minimising the risk of corrupted data being mirrored across? Plug in each drive separately, detach the array, or re-mirror and hope for the best?
posted by holgate
on Apr 5, 2005 -
I'm seeking info on data/CD/paper/object archival storage for various stuff at my home. There are really two questions here:
1) Where can I find authoritive information about CD-ROM preserving/archival methods.
2) Where can I find info on building/converting a cabinet to a controlled environment on a low budget/DIY? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Apr 5, 2005 -
Are there any CD/DVD folders, wallets, storage systems, etc. that are safer and less likely to scratch discs than others? Alternately, what is your favorite method for storing large quantities of CD/DVD's? [more inside]
posted by DaShiv
on Apr 4, 2005 -
I have in mind a device: it is portable (battery-powered); you plug pen/jump/thumb drive 'A' into it, and then plug pen drive 'B' into it. Press a button, and 'A' is mirrored to 'B'. Does this device exist?
posted by everichon
on Mar 24, 2005 -
Backup / Storage: I have a picture of an ideal product in my head. It connects via USB or Firewire, it contains two IDE drives that mirror each others. They're hot swappable, so if one fails, you just by another standard IDE drive of the same size and throw it in. All this is transparent to the machine accessing the device. It's under $300. Does this exist?
posted by weston
on Mar 22, 2005 -
I admit that I am the daughter of Chaos. I seem to have zero organizational skills when it comes to objects, use of space, and clutter. I would like to hire someone to come organize my house, create a logical system whereby things are stored, and walk me through clearing the detritus of my mad packrat tendencies. To whom do I turn for this sort of skill set? [more inside]
posted by dejah420
on Mar 13, 2005 -
Why are the aluminum foil sheets used at deli counters patterned (with dimples, crosshatches, diamonds, &c.)? Is patterned foil available in roll form?
posted by breezeway
on Mar 9, 2005 -
As a freelance graphics designer, I have several different paper stocks that I use daily for mock-ups (mainly sized 8.5"x 11" - 13" x 19"). Are there any fairly inexpensive storage units you other artists use to keep these stocks organized?
posted by sharksandwich
on Mar 9, 2005 -
Which way should you store your drinking glasses in a cupboard? Should they be stored right side up so the lip isn't contaminated by the surface? Or, should they be stored up side down to prevent dust from getting into the cup?
posted by quadog
on Feb 28, 2005 -
Anyone have any favourites when it comes to mobile hard drives? I'm looking to replace a 40GB+ Lacie Pocketdrive unit. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell
on Feb 23, 2005 -
Does anyone have experience with online data storage services -- i.e. backing up important files such as pictures, transaction records, music, etc. on remote storage accessible via the Web? Is there true value in this? Who are the best providers? What should I be paying?
posted by terrier319
on Jan 21, 2005 -
DoesThisExistFilter: I’m looking for something to keep my electronic gear cool in the car this summer. More inside. [more inside]
posted by baltimore
on Jan 16, 2005 -
I have lots of cds. I've been keeping them on shelves, but the collection has outgrown my current set of homemade bookshelves. Any ideas for housing >300 disks? [+] [more inside]
posted by handee
on Jan 10, 2005 -
CD-R problem: Anyone have any luck reading old CD-Rs that they were dumb enough to stick those printed labels on? [mi] [more inside]
posted by LairBob
on Dec 17, 2004 -
WineFilter. We have acquired some champagne, the real deal. I always thought wine bottles should be laid on their side to keep the cork wet and sealed, but one of these bottles actually says on the label to store upright. What's best for sparkling wine? On its side, or on its end?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen
on Dec 6, 2004 -
A follow up my last question
about my Canon Elph S400 that, I thought, had a dying CF card. Now it appears that it just doesn't like large storage cards. With a 256 or 512 card I run a 50% chance (it seems) of encountering a memory card error. With a 128 card, I didn't have any trouble at all. [MI] [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Nov 30, 2004 -
As per this question
a couple of weeks ago, the insurance company paid up and I'm the owner of a brand new Canon 20D
. Unfortunately, the new camera didn't come wiht any database software like my old D60 did. Now I need a new way to keep track of all the photos. (MI)... [more inside]
posted by trbrts
on Nov 17, 2004 -
New External Drive for OSX: So I bought a new external, as I've been threatening in other posts. It's a 200gb Maxtor. I plug it into my Powerbook which tells me it can't recognize the format. Do I want to Initialize? I say yes... and it identifies the drive as having a 128gb capacity. What gives? Where are the other 72gb? What format should I choose for this sucker? Help!
posted by dobbs
on Nov 11, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend a good program to password protect a flash drive? I see all sorts with encryption and folder hiding, etc., but all I really want is for a password input box to pop up when I plug in the USB drive, denying access to the files until it is entered. Needs to work on XP/98/2000 so that I can easily move between machines. Also, cheap is good. This shouldn't be as difficult to find as it seems to be!
posted by rushmc
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Checking a suitcase in New York City: is it possible? I'd like to leave my suitcase somewhere for the day. Many moons ago, I checked my bag at Grand Central Terminal, but I've heard that the luggage room was discontinued after 9/11. Does anyone know if it's back (or have other suggestions)?
posted by 4easypayments
on Oct 31, 2004 -
Since web hosting companies tend to come and go like ships on the tide, I would like to revisit this question
... with a few alterations. I want the price to stay below $10 a month, possibly even under $5. Instead of 20mb of space, I want 500mb or more. Also, I want PHP, MySql, CGI scripting, FTP, webmail, etc ... and if their servers run on Apache, then all the better. Any recommendations?
posted by grabbingsand
on Oct 1, 2004 -