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Best Way to store your RAW files?

 
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Dec 16, 2011 13:08 |  #1

What' the best way to store your precious RAW files? (online will take forever?)




  
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Dec 16, 2011 13:09 |  #2

Um, on a HDD in your computer with another HDD for backup and one offsite if you want or burn to blu-ray.


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Dec 16, 2011 13:11 |  #3

I am using a 3TB external 3.0 hard drive. I also have three 1TB drives that are close to full. I should be taking a couple of external drives and storing them somewhere else, but I don't.


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Dec 16, 2011 17:26 |  #4

threedash,

I assume you're asking for a good back-up plan?

I obviously store all of my pictures on my 2TB Hard Drive inside my Aperture library. I have a 3 GB Time Capsule that is running a back-up every hour. And then I also have a stand-alone hard drive that I store in a locked fire-proof safe at work. I have a calendar reminder pops up every 60 days that reminds me to bring that hard drive home to run a complete back up. This "offsite back-up" prevents the loss of my data in the event of a theft or fire at my home.

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Dec 16, 2011 17:49 |  #5

bps wrote in post #13556235 (external link)
threedash,

I assume you're asking for a good back-up plan?

I obviously store all of my pictures on my 2TB Hard Drive inside my Aperture library. I have a 3 GB Time Capsule that is running a back-up every hour. And then I also have a stand-alone hard drive that I store in a locked fire-proof safe at work. I have a calendar reminder pops up every 60 days that reminds me to bring that hard drive home to run a complete back up. This "offsite back-up" prevents the loss of my data in the event of a theft or fire at my home.

Bryan

This is a pretty good, low-cost system. I have something similar, except I have a dual-drive NAS RAID setup as my Time Machine.


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Dec 16, 2011 18:02 |  #6

I save my files on 2 different internal hard drives, 2 different external drives and also via a on-line backup service. Right now I am using Mozy but they are changing to a per gbyte pricing scheme, so when my present flat rate plan comes up for renewal in April, I will be going elsewhere - Carbonite, etc. Right now I have almost 250 gb stored on line!!

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Dec 16, 2011 18:13 |  #7

External hdd or dvd. I use dvd for jpegs more and final edits. I only save RAWs for so long then delete when I know I'll never touch them again.


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Dec 16, 2011 21:19 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #8

Raid 1 pair of HDs for initial storage. Then backup to removable HD which is in a safe location. Much depends on how important the files are to you. If you are a pro, they can be crtical and worth lots of extra time/money/bandwidth to backup.




  
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