Computer systems and peripherals
Though this is a photography website, today computers and their associated systems and peripherals
are as important to many photographers as their cameras and lenses.
Though I've been involved with computers since the days of IBM 360 mainframes (please don't ask how long ago that
was), through the PC kits that predated the Apple, through the Apple ][ and on to the current Wintel machines, I'm no systems expert. I get just as frustrated with PCs as you do!
I do research my own purchases pretty carefully, whether the PC itself, disk drives, network adapters or other peripherals, so I thought it might be useful if I passed along my own experience with various products that I've found useful and which I think represent good value. If I buy anything that I like (or hate), I'll write up a short review which will be indexed from this page.
- • Digital Image Backups
- At less than 10 cents per gigabyte, you can afford complete backups of all your images
- • LG M237WD-PM HDTV/Monitor
- Use it as a 23" PC monitor - then when you get bored, watch HDTV!
- • Maxtor One Touch 500GB drive
- Automatic backups so you don't have to remember!
- • Garmin StreetPilot C530 GPS
- Well, it can connect to a computer...An amazingly accurate GPS navigation system for your car. Never get lost again!
- • Wolverine Flashpac 80GB
- Battery powered 80GB hard drive with built in card readers. Transfer memory cards to the hard drive in the field.
- • Seagate 160GB external hard drive
- Plug and Play method of adding more storage to your computer
- • Keeping Cool
- Preventing system failures by keeping things cool
- • Logitech X-220
- An inexpensive 2.1 speaker system that doesn't suck!
- • D-Link DI-604 Broadband Router/Firewall
- Amazing value and a quality product. Don't use Broadband without one!
- • System Recovery and External Storage
- A cloned drive is your best insurance against system crashes and virus attacks