Want to play it safe? Check out the following power tools:
Fenton Technologies' PowerPal features built-in off-line voltage correction for brownout conditions.
Street price: $129-$599 (depending on VA rating)
The 420 VA Powercard from Guardian On-Board is a full-featured off-line UPS that's compact enough to fit in your computer's internal ISA slot.
Street price: $199
On-site data backup:
Iomega's Jaz external drive can hold up to 2GB of data on removable storage disks.
Street price: drive, $400; disks, $25 each
The DriveDefender from Promise Technology is a PCI card that allows you to add a second (blank) hard drive to your system, which can be used to back up important data if the main hard drive is in danger of failing.
Street price: $99
Off-site data backup: Compaq Computer's online.backup is an Internet-based service that stores your data on its secure server (which you can access any time).
Price: $9.99/month for 500MB
Similar to Compaq's online backup service, Remote Backup Services' @backup also lets you access your stored data at any time.
Price: $29.95/month for unlimited data storage