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A few tips on picking a UPS for your Mac
Authored by: pub3abn on Oct 11, '05 09:36:13AM

Regarding spikes, etc., I think it depends on environmental factors. I've seen a number of unprotected computers get zapped through electrical overloads. Even an instance where a computer was protected, but not the phone line into the modem, and a surge through the phone line fried the motherboard. For that reason I always get UPS backups that have support for phone and ethernet cables.

Also, I think UPS backups benefit more than server systems. Where I work (a television studio) there are brownouts and spikes every time they turn on the studio lighting. I've seen coworkers without UPS's lose hours of work (yes, they should have saved more often, although they undoubtedly would have lost some work regardless). With a UPS, I at least know that I have time to quit all my applications and save everything. That's a major factor for me, and would be for a lot of people I think.



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