Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There are two Big Disk Extreme drives available, the regular one with USB 2.0 only, and the triple interface variant that has the additional Firewire ports. Yet there is another difference: While the storage area of the regular version spans across both hard drives, the Big Disk Extreme with Triple Interface is actually based on a RAID 0. As a result, it offers excellent performance when attached via Firewire/1394b at 800 MBit/s. However, this comes at the price of exposing your data to increased risk: Should either of these two drives fail, all of the data will be lost. From this point of view it's a pity that the user does not get the option to select whether to run a fast RAID 0 or a more secure JBOD setup.
LaCie provides a full set of cables for USB 2.0, Firewire 1394a and Firewire 1394b (for 800 MBit/s transfers). There is no manual, but a compact quick start guide booklet is included that will help beginners to get going.
Item Number : 301201KU Capacity : 1 TB Interface : 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin) ports
1 x FireWire 400 (6-pin) port (compatible with iLink, DV)
1 x USB 2.0 port (compatible with USB 1.1)
Cooling System : Thermo-regulated progressive quiet fan Rotational Speed (rpm) : 7200 Cache : 32MB Interface Transfer Rate : FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s)
FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s)
USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)
Burst Transfer Rate1 (max. drive speed) : FireWire 800: up to 80-90MB/s
FireWire 400: up to 35-40MB/s
USB 2.0: up to 30-34MB/s
Average Seek Time (Write) : <10ms Size : 1.7 x 6.8 x 10.6 in. / 44 x 173 x 272 mm Weight : 5.51 lbs / 2500 g Triple Power Management : "Auto" for energy efficiency, "On" for instant access, "Off" for data protection Driver-Free : Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista / Mac OS X. Silverlining software for Mac OS 9 included. System Requirements : Computer with a FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port
Mac OS 10.2.8 or later; Mac G4, G5, Intel 500MHz processor or higher
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista; Intel Pentium 500MHz processor or higher
Minimum 128MB RAM (512MB or greater recommended)
Compatibility : Compatible with Windows© Vista and Mac OS© X 10.5 Leopard (including Time Machine) Comments : *1GB (gigabyte) = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB (terabyte) = 1000GB. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
1 Burst transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another. Average speed is usually lower, depending on host configuration.
(on formatting as NTFS - my drive showed 931 GB of space)
Box Content : LaCie Big Disk Extreme+; FireWire 800 to FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin) cable; FireWire 400 to FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin) cable; USB 2.0 cable (compatible with USB 1.1); external power supply; drive stand for upright use; User Manual; Quick Install Guide; LaCie '1-Click' Backup Software; SilverKeeper for automatic backup & file verification (Mac); EMC Retrospect Express HD for Windows, EMC Retrospect Express for Mac Warranty : 3 Year Limited Warranty
- external powered - USB powered external drives come upto 320GB, any higher one has to go for external powered drive
- comes with a hefty price tag - drive cost me around 15k. As it is external powered, need to buy a UPS (considering power condition in India) for 2k. Totoal cost of ownership comes about 17k.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
- Deploying Windows SharePoint Services and Custom Components
- Creating Site and Feature Provisioning Components
- Creating Metadata and Workflow Provisioning Components
- Developing Windows SharePoint Services Components by using .NET framework
- Manipulating Site Content by Using the API
- Manipulating Site Configuration by Using the API
This not only applies to one's personal schedule, but generates a ripple effect, bringing in unplanned change in peoples lives. This unplanned change which influence people directly or indirectly is what I call "controlled chaos". At times, I get amazed as I see, how changes in my life, make other people alter their plans. By people, I not only mean people who are close to me, but also those who I do not interact with in day-to-day basis.
Lets just say, I recent time, I planned out something for myself. From no where came 'a change' which forced me to deviate from my well planned activity and alter my path. Am at my wits end, when I start to think, would have I walked on planned path all the way if that change haven't come by, or has it given me an excuse to console myself with.
One of my close friend, had an accident recently (I pray he recuperate soon). Call it chance, it so happens, the day he received offer letter from his favorite company, the very same night it happened. He was going through a rough phase and was in need of that job desperately. My entire group, was on the hunt for him. Seems to me fate had other plans. Its ironic to see, how a sudden change can make your life go topsy-turvy .