Ok, so I'm not banned yet. Damn.
I did not say "everyone thinks Kyle is an arrogant asshole" I said I think he is arrogant, not everyone thinks he is. The word "asshole" was nowhere in my PM.
I did not say "everyone bashes him, and I am always defending him". I said I am a member of...
You're right on all counts. And you pointed out a reason that mirra box would suck just as bad as a RAID 1 setup for backups...it will copy that virus or whatever just as faithfully as a mirrored drive will. And you would not have an uncontaimated image to restore.
The LiveState is exactly...
If you want on-the-fly backups, there's an even cheaper solution. It's called RAID 1. A drive and a cable.
If you want archival storage, LiveState is ideal. You do a full backup on each machine once, then incrementals on whatever schedule you choose.
The ability to put a brand new drive...
That mirra box looks interesting...but it's pretty pricey for backups use.
You can get Symantec's LiveState Recovery desktop edition for 66 bucks 10 licences (http://www.symantecstore.com/dr/sat2/ec_MAIN.Entry10?V1=668107&PN=1&SP=10023&xid=49999&DSP=&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=0) a 300GB...
That's where I get mine. Not a problem yet (knock wood).
For a new (boxed) one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5790483547&category=51196&rd=1
go into startup in msconfig, turn things off one at a time and restart the machine until it comes up normally. that should tell you what's bogging you down. leave the last thing you disabled off, turn the rest back on, then figure out what the offender is and if you really need it.
It'll probably work fine. I prefer to go with bigger names, they seem to have less issues. My preference is the Intel GB NICs....every uSoft OS from 98SE on up supports them right out of the box, and Windows update loads new drivers whenever they come out for them.
If you look down inside the molex connector you'll see little tabs (barbs) sticking out from the sides of the pins, keeping them from pulling out of the plastic. Same theory as a fish hook, goes in but the barb keeps it from coming out.
The tool just slides over the pin and pushes those...