It seems like I have hard drives floating all over the place in my office. There’s the one I use for cloning my main computer’s drive every night; the one for backing it up hourly; the storage unit for the family’s iTunes library; the storage unit for my Whipps Industries archive; the storage unit that backs up the media machine iMac and the previous two storage units; and the four others that sit in a drawer just behind me and to my left. It’s a bit ridiculous when you think about it, and another good reason why I want to buy a Drobo.
These are the topics that I like to write about on Apartment Therapy’s Tech section (the recently rebranded version of Unplggd), because it solves a real world problem — one I really have. In this piece I outline the three ways that I manage to keep my hard drives concealed and clean looking, minimizing the clutter in my office. If all of those drives just sat on my desk, well then I don’t know how my OCD would handle it.