• Apple sued after Time Capsule backup loses photos
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[QUOTE=inconspicious;36338439]Form over function. Low fan speed = quiet + thermonuclear temperatures.[/QUOTE] The older macbooks sound like vacuum cleaners or motorcycles v:v:v
[QUOTE=Warship;36339226]The older macbooks sound like vacuum cleaners or motorcycles v:v:v[/QUOTE] Slap a Dyson logo on one :v:
These things suck. My dad bought 2 of them. Both broke at about the same time, which was a year.
I'm all for suing Apple, but can't it be for a legitimate, non-stupid reason? Seriously, if you have pictures THAT precious to you, just store it in more than one place. Its not that difficult.
RAID 5 master race
[QUOTE=Warship;36339226]The older macbooks sound like vacuum cleaners or motorcycles v:v:v[/QUOTE] They must [I]suck[/I].
Today is 'lose your backups and have your HDD crash' day isn't it? Jwz was right, "The universe tends toward maximum irony." considering I've spent the past few hours recovering my data after foolishly deleting my nightly backups. Just so happens that the one day I don't have backups, my hard drive fails.
[QUOTE=inconspicious;36339928]They must [I]suck[/I].[/QUOTE] My friend had a C2D MBP that sounds like a vacuum cleaner and hits like 103c or more under load.
[QUOTE=IdiotStorm;36334686]What I'm wondering is why the hell did he store the only photos of the birth of his first child in one place[/QUOTE] I've seen the adverts for these 'time capsules' and thats the whole point. The idea is that they won't fail and you can hence rely on them.
[QUOTE=ChaosUnleash;36340100]I've seen the adverts for these 'time capsules' and thats the whole point. The idea is that they won't fail and you can hence rely on them.[/QUOTE] What sane person relies on one (UND PRECISELY VON!) storage device for important/very cherished things?
Isn't Apple's time capsule just a glorified external HDD you can get an actually reliable Seagate or WD external HDD for the same price
[QUOTE=trotskygrad;36339765]RAID 5 master race[/QUOTE] Must suck if you're using hardware raid and the controller dies. BIOS raid is even worse when it comes to Raid 5. It's honestly only usable as software raid, since you can easily transplant the disks to a new controller (or computer) and the array would be unaffected. Besides RAID isn't backup, it's fault tolerance. [QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36340116]What sane person relies on one (UND PRECISELY VON!) storage device for important/very cherished things?[/QUOTE] Have you forgotten that there's a fair lot of people who basically reveres Apple like it's some sort of religion or cult? Until they finally get a brutal wakeup call, like this news article. Or just tech-illiterate, take your pick.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36340116]What sane person relies on one (UND PRECISELY VON!) storage device for important/very cherished things?[/QUOTE] People thinking the TC is some magical storage device or just harddrive illiterate people.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36340116]What sane person relies on one (UND PRECISELY VON!) storage device for important/very cherished things?[/QUOTE] Who would buy an overpriced external harddrive from Apple?
[QUOTE=ChaosUnleash;36340223]Who would buy an overpriced external harddrive from Apple?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Protocol7;36340126]Isn't Apple's time capsule just a glorified external HDD you can get an actually reliable Seagate or WD external HDD for the same price[/QUOTE] Bear in mind that the TC actually integrates with Apple's back-up system, wirelessly.
i thought we were using facebook to archive and immortalize all our photos these days
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36340240]Bear in mind that the TC actually integrates with Apple's back-up system, wirelessly.[/QUOTE] You can wrap up your own with a Linux computer: [url]http://www.yourdailymac.net/2012/02/how-to-build-your-own-apple-time-capsule-machine-with-an-old-or-cheap-computer/[/url] [url]http://netatalk.sourceforge.net/[/url]
Well, he is living in Surry... But no, that sucks that he lost his photos of his child being born.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36340240]Bear in mind that the TC actually integrates with Apple's back-up system, wirelessly.[/QUOTE] So the wireless functionality is worth the extra $100? I'd take a reliable cable HDD over a wifi one anyday
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36340116]What sane person relies on one (UND PRECISELY VON!) storage device for important/very cherished things?[/QUOTE] Two onsite backups and one offsite.
[QUOTE=inconspicious;36338439]Form over function. Low fan speed = quiet + thermonuclear temperatures.[/QUOTE] Sounds nice but having a high fan speed is kind of a downside too, but the benefits are of course still better. My Vaio sounds like a jet engine if I start playing any of the more demanding games. First time I heard it I thought my laptop was going bad or something. :v:
[QUOTE=Daniellynet;36341535]Sounds nice but having a high fan speed is kind of a downside too, but the benefits are of course still better. My Vaio sounds like a jet engine if I start playing any of the more demanding games. First time I heard it I thought my laptop was going bad or something. :v:[/QUOTE] You've never heard a 1U server doing a fan check at startup. Strap on wings + get a long extension cord and you have your own aircraft.
Why should people be expected to make more than one backup if the bloody things are marketed to be reliable and secure (as Apple is/was doing)? Even though it's rather questionable for people NOT to make more than one backup, Apple should and is still responsible for this. They marketed the bloody product like this.
[QUOTE=RoflKawpter;36342228]Why should people be expected to make more than one backup if the bloody things are marketed to be reliable and secure (as Apple is/was doing)? Even though it's rather questionable for people NOT to make more than one backup, Apple should and is still responsible for this. They marketed the bloody product like this.[/QUOTE] It's advertised as a backup device. The entire idea of a backup device is that you have an additional place to store your shit in case something happens to one of the spots where you keep it. I.e. not the only place you store stuff, let alone important stuff.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;36342285]It's advertised as a backup device. The entire idea of a backup device is that you have an additional place to store your shit in case something happens to one of the spots where you keep it. I.e. not the only place you store stuff, let alone important stuff.[/QUOTE] I don't understand what you mean. It's advertised as something that's reliable and (secure?). So if it breaks, shouldn't the company be responsible, even though they had a recall for the same problem that the guy is having and it was JUST outside the recall time? You seem to be missing my point?
ITS A BACKUP, not a storage center its meant to save a copy of all your shit, not a place to dump all your shit holy ass this is not how a backup device works [editline]15th June 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Protocol7;36340126]Isn't Apple's time capsule just a glorified external HDD you can get an actually reliable Seagate or WD external HDD for the same price[/QUOTE] time capsules are just routers with a WD green hard drive slapped on it
[QUOTE=RoflKawpter;36342348]I don't understand what you mean. It's advertised as something that's reliable and (secure?). So if it breaks, shouldn't the company be responsible, even though they had a recall for the same problem that the guy is having and it was JUST outside the recall time? You seem to be missing my point?[/QUOTE] Without trying to be insulting, do you really not see the problem with storing important and cherished information on a single hard drive which is prone to dying at any given time?
if you want your important shit to actually stay forever get a really really solid storage device with plenty of memory, store it in your house in a hidden location. Then buy another one and store it outside of your house. After that, upload the shit online, private site. 99.99% guarantee you're safe.
Got a Time Capsule for Christmas this last year and it's probably one of the most useful things I've received. I don't have to deal with transferring files over a dropbox or USB and I can save things I'll need to work on on my desktop from my laptop and then access it easily. Plus if other people come over and want to download something I've created or have it's incredibly easy to do so. I know a lot of people, Facepunch in particular, have an undying hatred for anything Apple but the price aside they make quality shit. The Macbook Pro I got has hands down been the best laptop I've ever owned. I wouldn't ever buy a desktop Mac because it's cheaper and better to build my own, but for things like laptops, the TC and to an extent phones I'm happy to pay the extra dosh.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;36340126]Isn't Apple's time capsule just a glorified external HDD you can get an actually reliable Seagate or WD external HDD for the same price[/QUOTE] It's a glorified NAS that is automatically detected and installed by OS X. It's perfect for those people who are borderline computer illiterate because they have to do pretty much nothing to set it up and have it run a backup say once a week. The problem I found was that it didn't spin down the drive when it wasn't in use which would greatly reduce the heat it generated and we know what prolonged high temperatures do. Still, I'm baffled at the "backup your backup" part. You sold people a device that you could backup your data too and assume it would be okay but it was less safe than if you left it on your Macbook. [i]Again, there are people who are not rocket scientists and do not know how to do advanced backups. Stop thinking they could of done better when they barely know how to use a cellphone.[/i]
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