The Disk Storage Robot


There’s been a disruption in the force. I had been expecting it, but last week came the final straw. Another brown-out. That transient state of hysteresis of neither electrical failure nor electrical service. It blew out one of my backup drives. Given the increased frequency of these events, I purchased a UPS system. This protects against electrical surges as well as those nagging brown-outs. I’ll have to test the duration of failure I can with stand, but there is a connection between the UPS and my machine such that when the battery begins to run out, it can gracefully shut down my Mac.

Of course, I had to replace the lost drive. I purchased a Drobo. Sehr Kewl. The unpacking ceremony:


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