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Old December 1st, 2007, 02:21 PM
Michael Seltzer Michael Seltzer is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 88
Default Battery back-up versus surge protector for external HDs, printers, etc.


My current surge protector is quite old, so I'm thinking of replacing it. A local store had an APC combo surge protector and battery back-up (four sockets on the battery, four just surge protection). I use a laptop (Macbook Pro) as my main computer, so wasn't thinking I needed battery back-up, but was wondering if the external hard drive and the printer (which like to go through a shut-down process) might be better protected with the battery. Any thoughts?

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