Wired to the World - Mozy vs. Western Digital
AbstractLoosing important files when your computer system fails is something that we can all relate to and taking steps to prevent this problem should be a high priority for WTW readers. Two different technologies that I tried recently were the Mozy system (www.mozy.com) and a one terabyte Western Digital My Book. Mozy requires an internet connect and works best when connect to a fast broadband network, while the My Book system is a portable USB hard drive that you can carry around with you “like a book.” The 1 TB My Book can sometimes be found on sale for as low at $99.00, while Mozy charges nothing for 2GB of storage. Mozy has a fee storage service that allows you to store more files for $4.99 a month. Backups on both systems can take hours the first time you run a machine backup.