On 12/1/10 10:17 AM, Mohan Arun L wrote: > ioSafe makes fire-proof, water-proof, drop-proof, theft-proof external > drives. "theft-proof"? I'd buy "theft-resistant" maybe, but regardless... > On the downside, they are not portable. No one has made fire-proof > water-proof drop-proof solid state portable external drives, yet. certainly any portable device can't be said to be "theft-proof". :-) > Further, to use an online backup, you need an internet connection- you need > to find a place that offers free or paid wifi - I need an internet connection to do my work, so I carry my own -- a Verizon MiFi card, which works almost anywhere in the US; there are other providers, of course, as well as just tethering to your phone. > but with a phcket USB drive, all your files are with you always. Until it's lost/stolen/damaged -- and which, per Murphy's Law, will happen at the worst possible time :-) YMMV, -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com webtuitive design === (+1) 408-621-3445 === http://webtuitive.com twitter: @hassan dream. code.