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Whats the best Media Center setup for a lot of data?

Whats the best Media Center setup for a lot of data? [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Jan 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Which USB Mass Storage Device is which?

How can I change the generic name "USB Mass Storage Device" in my Vista system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

I need a home for my stuff.

Self-storage solution for linens, toys, etc.? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Dec 27, 2008 - 8 answers

I think I might like to live in a Warehouse.

How do I find out about live/work accomodations like converted warehouses in Cambridge, England? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Dec 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Elegant additional storage for EEE Box?

Is there an elegant way to equip the EEE Box with massive storage? [more inside]
posted by mr.dan on Dec 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Cd Case, YES, ugly? NO.

Looking for nice travel CD cases? My mom would like to take some CDs in the car with her. She's terribly hard to buy gifts for. So...if I could spend some dough on a nice CD case, I'd be happy to do it. So far, all I can find is regular, sorta lousy quality ones. Does anyone have any online sources for nicer-than-usual cases?
posted by Richat on Dec 5, 2008 - 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

Affordable CD storage sans jewel cases

What is the best affordable CD/liner notes storage system? [more inside]
posted by fructose on Nov 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Fur Coat Summer Storage

Summer Fur Coat Storage: Is this a Fur Industry scam or a way to extend the life of your coat? (animal activists, please don't go whacky on me, I'm a vegetarian but I live in Chicago and I'm sorry, down jackets are just not as warm nor can you wear a down jacket to a wedding, the opera, etc). Every summer I mull over whether or not to have my coat and jacket cleaned and stored--obviously the fur industry promotes this, but does it REALLY prolong the life of the garment (or does it just increase the income of the fur store)?
posted by Lylo on Nov 23, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I back up photos while travelling?

How can I back up my digital photos while travelling without a laptop? [more inside]
posted by lindsey.nicole on Nov 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Creating custom files

How do I create a "custom file" in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Nov 20, 2008 - 24 answers

UK Supplier for Plasma Screen Trolley/Storage case required

Need to find a UK based supplier for a Plasma Screen trolley/storage case. [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Nov 20, 2008 - 2 answers

the œufs, should I eat them?

What are the differences in production and storage of (chicken) eggs in France versus the United States? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Nov 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Too Much Stuff!

Less than six months before moving internationally - how do I manage all my stuff? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 8, 2008 - 15 answers

Where can I put this dirt?

does anyone know of a good way to preserve/store dirt? [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on Oct 29, 2008 - 7 answers

finding a storage unit in dc area

I'm moving to San Francisco for 7-8 months, and I need to find a storage unit for my things here in Washington, DC. I only need to put my things in once, and then take them out when I return. Any advice on finding the best unit for my needs? [more inside]
posted by waylaid on Oct 28, 2008 - 3 answers

What's the best way to store cannabis?

What's the best way to store cannabis for extended periods? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2008 - 20 answers

How do I access my network storage from my new computer?

How can I access my WD MyBook World Network Storage Drive from my new (Ubuntu 8.04) computer now that my old (WinXP) box is dead dead dead? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Oct 21, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I keep my honeycrisp apples fresh?

What's the best way to store apples for the long term? I've got a serious honeycrisp apple addiction going and I want to keep eating them when they're out of season. Supposedly they keep for 3-4 months in the fridge. Is this true? Can I freeze apples and thaw them later? Will freezing destroy the texture or flavor?
posted by cnc on Oct 14, 2008 - 14 answers

Printing for long-term use

I'm looking for paper to use in a laser printer that will hold up well over time. [more inside]
posted by sandpine on Oct 7, 2008 - 8 answers

What’s the best way to build a storage room in my basement?

What’s the best way to build a storage room in my basement? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Oct 7, 2008 - 7 answers

Searching for wall mounted bookshelves.

Searching for the perfect, wall mounted bookshelves: As I live in San Francisco, I'd like some books shelves that are adjustable and readily anchored to the wall. The Treku Bookcase from DWR is perfect, but (as with much from DWR) a bit too expensive. Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Oct 2, 2008 - 9 answers

What is good long-term storage for pencil-and-ink illustration work?

I've been drawing a lot lately (pencil and ink on Bristol board, 13x18" max). What are good solutions for storing all of this art for the long term? I'm concerned about archival quality and protection from fire/water damage. [more inside]
posted by cadge on Sep 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Get my shoes off the floor, please

Please help me find a shoe rack. I can't believe I'm having such a hard time finding one. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 20, 2008 - 6 answers

SeaTown Luggage Logistic

I'll be getting off the amtrak in Seattle on Thursday with a bicycle, a cumbersome backpack, and a laptop bag. Within an hour, I need to hit an appointment with a stock agency fairly near to the station. The only friend I know in Seattle is finishing up his term finals and can't pick me up - with car and roof rack - until later that evening. [more inside]
posted by pranalaxmi on Sep 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Is there such a thing as an 3.5" IDE drive enclosure with an eSATA interface?

Is there such a thing as a 3.5" IDE drive enclosure with an eSATA interface? [more inside]
posted by kenliu on Sep 14, 2008 - 4 answers

How to transfer a lot of music to a such a small machine...

I just purchased a new 2.4GHz Macbook. I have approximately 45 GB of music on my IPod (I think, it's an 80 GB IPod and over half full), a lot of which was never backed up on my old PC. Do I need to get an external hard drive for that much music or can I transfer it to my Macbook using Senuti and still have the Macbook run well? [more inside]
posted by anoirmarie on Sep 3, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I store comic books?

I am looking for some uber-cool comic book storage ideas. I am not really down with the boring cardboard boxes; however the storage does need to be of of the box and/or cabinet variety. Does anyone have any suggestions?
posted by AlliKat75 on Aug 26, 2008 - 4 answers

What happened to HSM? No, not High School Musical...

Are there any "personal" Hierarchical Storage Manager packages around? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Aug 20, 2008 - 2 answers

What conditions do banjos dislike?

How can I store my banjo long-term to preserve the best possible sound? I have a hard case (not a soft "gig bag") and the instrument is in a dark closet. We keep the humidity between 40-55% whenever possible... [more inside]
posted by homelystar on Aug 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Cheapest/Best solution for remote file access?

I have a three person Mac OS X office where we need to have remote access to about 4GB of files. I have looked around extensively for a solution and so far have not found an acceptable one. We have tried to use Back to my Mac and Apple Remote Desktop but the other two users are not that technically adept and it seem too complicated for them. Out problem is further complicated by the fact that we sometimes access the same files, so we can have version problems as well. Back to my Mac has never worked period. Could I use Amazon S3 storage? And manage with Subversion or Git? Are there reasonable clients for Subversion and Git. Drobo with network card seem over the top and too costly. Having the files on the cloud would be a perfect solution, however a local solution that could be accessed from anywhere will work as well. To further complicate we are thinking of having one person access via PC.
posted by thinktwice on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 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

Help us find a bed.

We live in Toronto, and we like this bed. But we're not sure that we're up to spending $1500 on it right now. [more inside]
posted by Dipsomaniac on Aug 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for home storage solutions for bulk items such as flour, sugar, rice.

Looking for home storage solutions for bulk items such as flour, sugar, rice. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Aug 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Tips on keeping medical notes and records organized

I'm looking for tips on organizing personal medical records and information, assuming a chronic or complicated health problem. Things like X-rays and MRI discs, blood test results, prescriptions, notes taken during appointments with the doctor, notes made on non-appointment days about symptoms, medical history, insurance policies and bills, therapies tried and discontinued... what are great ways to keep it all organized, for ease of use (and consistent record-keeping) both for the patient and his care partners?
posted by xo on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Am I overloading my IVAR shelving?

How many books can an IVAR bookshelf unit from IKEA hold? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Aug 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Is up/dowload to online storage secure?

For secure online storage, is the upload/download also secure? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco on Aug 3, 2008 - 8 answers

DV/HDV storage and cataloging

Hi all... long time listener, first time caller (poster) I have almost 100 DV/HDV tapes that I have recorded since about 2003. I have not been the best at labeling all my tapes, especially not lately since my twin sons where born. At the moment all my tapes are stored in a box in a drawer :-\ I am looking for a good method of cataloging and storing my DV/HDV tapes. Does anyone have any great, cheap and maybe do-it-yourself solutions for storing tapes. For cataloging I could imagine a google docs document or something, but if anyone has a better solution I would not mind. Stephen Copenhagen, Denmark
posted by StephenMeldalFoged on Aug 1, 2008 - 6 answers

I am looking for recommendations on where to store and work on a motorcycle during the winter.

I have a motorcycle (1983 bmw r100) that I would like to protect from the harsh Massachusetts winter. I would also like to take this time to do some work on the bike. I do not have a garage so I need to rent a place. Am I able to do repairs on a vehicle in a self storage facility? If not can you think of the type of place that would allow this?
posted by ps6000 on Jul 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me help my friends. Keep my first aid box organized!

My shoebox is too small. I'm looking for a box, somewhat larger than the ubiquitous plastic shoebox, and taller, with a separate removable tray. I need to expand the number of supplies in my first aid box, but the resident FA assistant prefers a single layer of stuff in a box, rather than a multi-pocketed bag or a multi-layered box. I've seen toolboxes that are kind of what I want, but they'd get mixed up with the actual toolboxes that also get packed. The two-layer toiletries/makeup boxes I've seen are too small. I've poked around The Container Store's website, but didn't find anything useful. Any ideas?
posted by jlkr on Jul 25, 2008 - 8 answers

User stats on Exchange 2000?

Microsoft Exchange 2000 : is there a built in function or any 3rd party utility that would allow me to export a list of all mailboxes and would include info like User Logon Name and mailbox size? [more inside]
posted by starscream on Jul 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking a gift [warehouse] in the mouth.

Long Term Storage Filter: Is climate control a necessity? What items need special prep to be in non-climate controlled storage? [more inside]
posted by Annon E Moose on Jul 14, 2008 - 8 answers

DVD storage solution?

Has anyone seen this DVD storage solution? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Jul 10, 2008 - 4 answers

How to protect these drives?

Where could I purchase a bunch of Seagate's Seashell plastic hard drive cases? [more inside]
posted by estherbester on Jul 8, 2008 - 5 answers

What's a good external, roughly 1TB usable storage device that does its own RAID-1?

What's a good external, roughly 1TB usable storage device that does its own RAID-1? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Jul 6, 2008 - 13 answers

General bag storage tips?

Where are some general places I can store my luggage? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Jul 2, 2008 - 7 answers

store in a DRY place -- storage of pills in rainy season

What is the best way to store pills when one is faced with 90-90% humidity everyday because of rainy season? [more inside]
posted by dbooster on Jun 30, 2008 - 9 answers

How to store hard drives?

Is there a foolproof way of storing internal hard drives for external (hot swappable) use? [more inside]
posted by speek on Jun 30, 2008 - 9 answers

How should I tote my stuff, including a laptop, on my bike?

How should I tote my stuff, including a laptop, on my bike? (Backpacks and messenger bags need not apply.) [more inside]
posted by Project F on Jun 23, 2008 - 12 answers

What is the highest memory capacity of USB flash drive available in the market?

What is the highest memory storage capacity for USB portable Flash drive in the market right now? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jun 18, 2008 - 4 answers

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