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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a post about Carbonites financial situation from their Quarterly Report and thought I'd pass it along. I haven't yet looked at others like Mozy/others, but for those using them it's probably not a bad idea. Would appear the issue with Rush wasn't the big factor, their just sucking wind all on their own. This is the type of business that can flip a switch one day and be gone.


"We experienced net losses of $17.4 million for 2008, $19.2 million for 2009, $25.8 million for 2010, and $17.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively, and have an accumulated deficit of $94.3 million as of September 30, 2011. We have not generally achieved positive cash flow from our operations or reported net income, and we do not expect to be profitable for the foreseeable future."
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How in the world can they keep going like that-----


Bill i found a place near me that is an Apple reseller -- (Small Dog) in NH
and they were more than happy to help me -- a great bunch--

the only thing is they say i'm not going to notice much difference between a 5400 rpm and a 7200 -- unless i was going to be doing stuff like video streaming -- and he said the only one they carry is a 750 G

do you think i should push for that or just get a 5400-- 500G ?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:49 am    Post subject: 7200 vs. 5000 RPM's Reply with quote

Rockysv wrote:
(Small Dog) they say i'm not going to notice much difference between a 5400 rpm and a 7200 -- unless i was going to be doing stuff like video streaming -- and he said the only one they carry is a 750 G
do you think i should push for that or just get a 5400-- 500G ?

Ok, let me see if I understand you.

You went to a Toyota dealership and wanted
a Toyota with an engine that rev's to 7200 RPM's
but they only sell the engine that rev's to 5000 RPM's
because you won't notice a difference unless you
drag race.

Have I got that right so far?

You also want the 75 gallon gas tank but
they only sell the model with the 50 gallon
gas tank because gas is expensive and it'll
take a long time to fill it up.

How'm I doin'?


Find a shop that sells what you want no matter how
nice they are. You want a Big Fast Hard Drive. It'll
only cost slightly more and in the long run you'll
(probably) be glad you did. Or, buy what the nice
man sells because he's nice. You won't get what
you want but he's nice and you'll save 10% over
the big fast model.

The first thing that speeds up your Mac is the
processor. The second thing is the Hard drive.
You can't do anything about your processor
but you can do something about your HD. You
want Big and you want Fast though Fast is more
important so if you need to save money don't
buy a Slower HD buy a Smaller one. 7200 RPM
not 5400 RPM. If you can't swing for the 750GB
model get a 500 or even a 320 but don't waist
your money on a 5400 RPM.

Now, after having said all of that the Samsung
Spinpoint 5400 RPM model performs almost as
fast as most 7200 RPM models.

Heres my favorite for $79.99 for a short while:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7114228&sku=H450-9102&SRCCODE=WEBVIEW001&cm_mmc=Email-_-Behavior-_-WEBVIEW001-_-viewed

Circuit City and CompUSA also sells them for that price.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a Time Machine backup? 5400 is fine, after the initial back up the rest are so small and fast you won't notice or care.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill i understand - and i thank you for the time you have helped -- the one thing you and others loose sight of -- is i'm very limited in what i understand about computers -- not that i don't want to learn--

now for another question

My friend is very versed in PC's but has never worked with Mac's -- but he went on line and looked at taking apart a Mini - and he said that he could do the swap for me -- no problem -

Do you think i should --and if he does - how do i get my stuff off my 120G HD--to the new one ?

Thanks again Bill--
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rockysv wrote:
....how do i get my stuff off my 120G HD--to the new one -

(a) buy the new drive, and an external USB case for it ($10/5)
(b) get Super Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner
(c) connect your new drive up as an external - partition as "GUID", and format as "Mac OS Extended" with Disk Utility
(d) use SD or CCC to clone your entire existing drive to your new (external) drive
(e) boot off your external drive (to make sure it works). It will be a little slow, but it should work.
(f) once you're happy it works, get your friend to swap the drives
(g) boot off your (now internal) larger drive - should run at full speed
(h) once THAT all works, you've got an external 120GB drive you can reformat as a useful backup drive.

BTW: Make sure any new drive you buy is physically no THICKER than 9.5mm.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: HD Size Reply with quote

Rockysv wrote:
My friend is very versed in PC's but has never worked with Mac's -
- but he went on line and looked at taking apart a Mini
- and he said that he could do the swap for me -
- no problem -
Do you think i should ?

Sure, just about anyone can, even inexperienced
enthusiasts. Since your friend has experience
dealing with PC's your Mac should be a snap.
YOU need to understand that your Mac is made
with laptop components which are more delicate
than Desktop components. If your friend happens
to break something (which can happen) don't blame
him (her). Shit happens.

I had given a good friend of mine 8 Gig's of RAM for
his wife's mini. They didn't have the confidence to
swap out the RAM so I did it. I ended up breaking off
one of its Wi-Fi antenna terminals. This means they
now only have one Wi-Fi & Blue Tooth antenna. It
wasn't a big deal because she doesn't use Wi-Fi and
her BT Keyboard worked fine with just the single antenna.
So essentially no harm done. Did they hold me responsible?
No.

Be positive, let your friend do it and if something
goes wrong......like I said, shit happens.

mobile's advice is GREAT as usual though I think
your mini will hold a slightly thicker HD than 9.5mm
for the bottom HD location.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again
you guys have been great --and my buddy is chomping at the bit to get his hands on a Mac -- he has looked at working on them on You Tube -- so i'll give him a go in a week or so
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