Update to Big Storage - Small Size
MacSales (OWC) now sells a larger capacity EnvoyPro Mini. You can now have up to a 480GB SSD drive to use as a travel back up system or any other external drive purpose.
Not only is this a small and easy to carry anywhere device, the storage capacity is huge.
As a travel drive back up, it is a fantastic solution that won't take up space or weight in your carry-on bags!
Just wear it around your neck like a necklace!
So now there are three sizes on Envoy Pro Minis: 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB.
I just cloned my laptop drive, including my image editing and viewing software onto a 240 GB Envoy Pro Mini.
And even though it is an external drive, starting up from the external 240 GB Envoy Pro Mini is super fast.
In addition I also put some repair software - like Techtool Pro, Disk Warrior, and ProSoft Engineering Data Rescue and Photo Rescue on that Envoy Pro Mini boot drive.
I carry that one as a back up to my computer, and I can also use it to trouble shoot my laptop, by starting up from it….just in case!
I now use two (or three) of the Envoy Pro Minis - 480 gb or 240 gb depending on the length of my trip - as back up photo storage.
By copying the photographs I take to my internal laptop drive and then making copies to two 480 GB or two 240 GB Envoy Pro Minis, I always have three back ups of the image files.
And if my internal laptop drive were too small, I would simply put all the photos on one Envoy Pro Mini 480 GB, and then make two backup copies on two other Envoy Pro Minis.
So basically I now travel with 3 or 4 Envoy Pro Minis - one with a start up system and some photo and repair software on it, and the other two or three to hold 3 copies of the travel images.
These little Envoy Pro Minis house some serious storage space, and because they are solid state drives (SSD), they are also very responsive.
Copying or cloning images or anything else is so easy and fast, and I need nothing other than these drives - no additional cables or power supplies!
And did I mention I can wear them around my neck?
… Excessive compulsive about backups? true, but you never know!
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