Here is my case: I have about 1TB worth of data I never want to lose! All those thousands of photos, music albums and videos. Most of it is stored on my iMac and then some digitized VHS tapes are stored on external drives. For everything stored on my iMac I do make regular backups to an external drive and utilize an online backup service (Mozy). So, it seems all under control, so what is the problem?
This is where the problem comes in: I am using more computers and other devices at home and would like to have access to my media without having my iMac turned on all the time. So, I am in the market for a home server or network attached storage (NAS). Of course, these will need to have hard disk mirroring (RAID) so that when one drive fails the other takes over and I (in theory) never should lose any data. Here is where the issue comes in: after reading reviews of many many solutions there seem to be none without any issues…. some have data loss(!!), some have other issues. That makes me uncomfortable… I am planning to invest in a storage solution/ home server but basically still need to keep making separate backups ‘just in case’. Wow!
Here is an idea for manufacturers of storage solutions, home servers etc: create a solution that is truly safe of data loss and market it that way. Tap into the feeling of insecurity and provide trust. All in a package designed in an “Apple” way: beautiful and super easy to use. I am sure that with me there are plenty of people willing to pay the premium price!