It was selling for a good price (~1GB/$1) a couple of weeks ago. That and having the additional eSATA interface helps with transferring huge files (3.0Gbps vs 480Mbps, about 6.25x faster). Anyways, my My Book was currently setup with the following partitions:
120GB for HFS+. I just use SuperDuper1 once or twice in a month, and/or when I want to do a OS X update, to have a bootable backup just in case of Murphy’s Law.
And the rest, 380GB formatted on NTFS. I use that space for backing up music, photos, videos, application install files, etc. both for Windows and OS X
I somewhat wanted to do the same with the Cavalry, but I’ve read on their site and their manual that it doesn’t work on OS X 10.5+. Luckily, someone posted a review on NewEgg that they have successfully gotten it to work with Leopard.
You can get this drive to work on Mac OS 10.5. The way Cavalry Tech support told me to do it was to find a OS 10.4 machine, format it on that and then plug it into the 10.5 machine. All I did was put in my old 10.4 disc, boot from the CD and use disk utility to format it. However, if you don’t have a way to boot OS 10.4 you are pretty much stuck.
I hope that helps for those who decide to get the same external storage and use it with your Mac products.
SuperDuper is the wildly acclaimed program that makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. [↩]
I dedicate the following video to the homie Keno for sure! Haha…
He’s been thinking of doing something like this and usually holds his Powershot with his right hand while going down the slopes. The only problem with his technique is that it somewhat hinders his balance. One the other hand, the only down side to probably having the camera on your head is that you really got to be careful of how you ride, and not get into some sort of face plant, aka. kissing powder =)
It was cool to find out that Apple released an update to iPhone 2.2 today. After going through the process, I couldn’t wait to try out the new features—specially the ones involving Google Maps. They were: Street View, and public transit & walking directions.
Things were fine when all of a sudden… a “things that make you go, hmmm” moment. Check out the walking direction that I was given 2‑blocks away from the Transbay Terminal.