Little big drive
I have had a small computer-maintenance
business since 1980.
I loved your article [Buying Smart:
Back-up devices, April 2008]; it supports what
I have been telling my customers for the last
10 years. When the first thumb drive came
out—a device that had no moving parts and
nothing to wear out—I knew that backup
problems had met their match. I have moved
more of my customers to the thumb drive
and watched as the data losses drop to zero. As
the prices drop on the thumb drives, they opt
for the ones that they can keep a year’s data on
and still have room. One of my customers is a
dentist and is using an 8 GB thumb drive for
his complete customer database.
We have even reversed our thinking and
use the computer hard drive as the backup
and the thumb drive as the main storage of
Thank you for your article, and again I
really enjoyed your comments.
PHOTODISC/CHRIS A. RUSNAK
written love letters to my loved ones, and have
prepared a letter to be read at my funeral.
Thank you for sharing such matters of
is almost full. Now I know Costco sells them
[Buying Smart, April 2008]. The selection of
articles is so broad that I always find something of interest.
Please pass along my thanks to your
Debate goes on
In response to the May Debate,
“Should restaurants have to
disclose nutrition information?”
NO. For the small mom-and-pop shops,
money is tight! Space is tight! We cannot afford
to continually change our menu board to accommodate all the info that would be needed.
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I want to thank you for your comments
in which you speak of death [From the
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