Today, external hard disk drives are a “dime a dozen” so to speak. They all use drives from a handful of companies, wrap them in a plastic or metal enclosure with USB, eSATA or some other interfaces, add a cheap external power supply, and box it up for sale. What all these drives lack, however, is security for your data. Sure, you can use a RAID, but if catastrophe hits- a fire, flood, tornado, etc, your data is gone. This is where ioSafe stakes their claim. Continue reading “REVIEW: ioSafe SoloPRO Fireproof External Drive”
ReelChicago has the story of Fletcher Chicago rental completely replacing their lithium-ion batteries after an apparently unprovoked lithium-ion “thermal runaway” fire at Essanay Studio & Lighting, this past Wednesday, January 9th.
“The flames from the battery shot out 10 feet and hit the chairs. The battery sat on a concrete floor and burned out during the night.”
The FAA has published new rules for transporting your camcorder & other batteries both as carry-on and as checked baggage. If you’re going to be carrying your own batteries on a flight in 2008 and beyond, it behooves you to read the new guidelines and, if necessary, call the manufacturer— because more than 25 grams of lithium content can get your battery confiscated.
i.e. They may take your $500 160 WH Battery and keep it…