A&P Photo storage?

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  1. Stock

    Stock New Member

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    What are you guys using to store your gigs upon gigs of photos? I've got a 500GB HD in my home PC, but that's where I save everything so it's running out of room pretty quick.

    I'm thinking about picking up a nice external HD for my photos ONLY, since I edit on a whole other PC it makes a little more sense being able to have them wherever I need them... right?

    Any deals going on right now? Brands I should look in to or stay away from?
     
  2. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Drobo + Mozy Online Backup
     
  3. Stock

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    More info?
     
  4. Stock

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    Jesus, I'm a hobbyist. Anything more reasonably priced.
     
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    I just bought a TB external drive for $100. I've already filled up one 500GB drive and my second 500GB drive doesn't have much room left.
     
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    500 gb portable hd will hold at least 35k images from a 10mp camera and costs 120 for a wd at BB

    or a 100 pack of dvd will hold about the same for like 40 bucks
     
  7. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    putting your pics on one spindle is asking for data loss
     
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    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    I don't have tons of photos, but for what I do I always make a DVD, then copy to an external, and send zips to my webserver. :dunno:
     
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    Good price, what brand?


    Like I said, I'm rocking a 500GB internal right now, but it's holding more than just my photography so I need something else. I figure 1TB will be more than enough for my current collection plus some...



    I'm assuming that's directed at the DVD comment?


    Sounds like a lot of effort... or am I just being too casual about storing images in one safe location only? :hsugh:
     
  10. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    trusting your photos to any single disk, whether its a burned dvd or a hard drive, is asking for data loss. i have mine on at least 2 different hard drives, 1 internal and 1 external that i keep away from the computer. once i finally get my file server back online (haven't powered it up since i moved :o ) i'll make sure that they are up to date on my raid5 array there too.

    edit - i also have a set of dvd's i've burned about every 6 months that i keep at my mom's house :o
     
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    Lets see 1TB mirror, carbonite.com online backup, PC at work( updated monthly), Server at work (updated at same time as PC) and a 500GB external drive that I use to take them to work ...
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    4tb ReadyNas
     
  13. TheManLouisianaFace

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    [email protected] is free and gives you 2 gigs. Not much, but you could at least store JPG versions as a last resort backup in addition to physical copies.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    don't pay 120 for a 500gb. you can get a 1tb + external enclosure for that much
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I save all RAW files to my internal disk and then use SyncToy (free program from microsoft) to sync with my 500GB external. Total cost was about £100 so I guess it would be no more than $100 for you to do.
     
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    what happens when mozy shuts its doors like the several before it has already?
     
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    You mozy on down to the store and buy an external HD?
     
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    Which enclosure do you recommend?
     
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    last year some major online storage site shut down and gave its member 24 hours to get their stuff of it. they were screwed and lost their stuff. It is this that have prevented me from going this route and hae made a spindle seem more reputable.
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Mozy is owned by EMC (google them, not going anywhere), and I said as an offsite backup, not primary.
     
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    It's two different types of backup, you can't rely only on cloud, or only on local. What happens when your house burns down?
     
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    my important film negatives, like our wedding, are in our safe deposit box. Currently I have things backed up to an external, copied also to a portable and also have 2 copies burned to disk, one at my house and one at someone elses house

    and while I realize that Mozy might be owned by a big company, lets looka t some history:

    -XDrive and AOL Pictures, both owned by AOL have closed.
    -Yahoo shut down briefcase after that was available for 10 years.
    -Sony shut down imagestation several year ago after being around for several years, AND EMC WAS FOR STORAGE HERE ALSO
    -HP shut down Upline this past march
    -Photopoint had 1.5 million customers before shutting down with no otice to its customers, just gone, poof.

    So just to note, while online storage might be fine, I would make sure you ahve a backup to this backup. If I was given 1 avenue to chose to store my photos, it would be a portable drive, barring physically destroying the device, this information can be removed by someone somehow. too bad CF cards are not cheaper, or I would just back them up onto them
     
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    Aluminum, and get something with firewire or e-SATA if your mobo supports it.

    USB2.0 is balls slow.

    Oh, an internal fan is not ABSOLUTELY necessary despite what a salesman may tell you. Although it does help a bit.
     

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