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Use the Cavalry 2TB CADA002SA2‑B External Drive in OS X and Windows

I recent­ly pur­chased an exter­nal dri­ve to upgrade from my West­ern Dig­i­tal My Book 500GB Essen­tial Edi­tion. I need­ed the upgrade as I am plan­ning to upgrade the hard dri­ve on my Mac­Book Pro some time this year to at least a 500GB (from a 120GB). I decid­ed to go with the Cav­al­ry 2TB CADA002SA2‑B exter­nal dri­ve (aka. CADA-SA2).

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.

  1. SuperDuper is the wild­ly acclaimed pro­gram that makes recov­ery pain­less, because it makes cre­at­ing a ful­ly bootable back­up pain­less. []

Apple iPod Touch Ad Breaks Yahoo! Games

Check out this very cre­ative Apple iPod Touch ad which appears to be “break­ing” the Yahoo! Games home­page.

Note: The music is by The Aster­oid Galaxy Tour, titled Around The Bend.

PS. This is the sec­ond Flash ad that I can recall doing this “break” con­cept. The first one I saw to suc­cess­ful­ly fool me to doing a WTF-moment occured this past Sep­tem­ber. It was a Nin­ten­do Wii game cam­paign for Wario Land: Shake It! on Youtube.

A Longer Walk on Google Maps

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.

Right?! I know. This deserves to be in Seth & Amy’s Real­ly!?! skit dur­ing SNL’s Week­end Update.

Q‑Tip’s Gettin’ Up Music Video

Q‑Tip’s Get­tin’ Up music video is this week’s Apple’s Music Video of the Week. Mean­ing it’s free for down­load in the iTunes Store.

If you haven’t pur­chased Q‑Tip’s lat­est album, The Renais­sance, you may do so by pur­chas­ing it here on iTunes, or via Ama­zon.

Apple Releases New MacBooks

If you don’t know already, Apple has just announced its new line of Mac­Books1 ear­li­er at 10 this morn­ing in Cuper­ti­no. Today’s line is a com­plete­ly new build from the ground-up, start­ing with its “uni­body” approach.

Con­tin­ue read­ing →

  1. Mac­Book, Mac­Book Pro, and Mac­Book Air []