Toting your data

I saw this thing featured on a few computer gadget sites lately. It’s an A-Data SH93 and I honestly have no clue how well it holds up to its claims of being shock resistant and waterproof to 1 meter for half an hour. I’ve never used one, and I don’t personally have much use for it in my current situation.

It did get me thinking, though, that a lot of us are geeks or at the very least work on computers a lot. I can see how a waterproof, shockproof high-capacity hard drive could come in handy for portable applications, music, and data you need to ferry between work and home. Note: I don’t recommend copying sensitive data from your employer to take home, at least without permission and some other layers of protection.

Other options include file synchronization/backup services. I like Spideroak because it’s free up to a certain amount of data, allows multiple computers and it’s encrypted. No one — not even Spideroak can tell anything about the files other than the overall size of your synchronized data. I think that’s cool.

I need a laptop at work, so I’m stuck toting my MacBook to and from.

Do you transport data to work? What are you using? An external hard drive? USB sticks? A whole computer?