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Jan 14, 2010 15:30 |  #1

Where do you store all your images? I was thinking about getting a 1TB external hard drive. After talking to a co worker who's e. hard drive fried I'm contemplating it. She keeps hers on Rewritable DVD disk.

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Jan 14, 2010 15:34 |  #2

Kpablo wrote in post #9393763 (external link)
Where do you store all your images? I was thinking about getting a 1TB external hard drive. After talking to a co worker who's e. hard drive fried I'm contemplating it. She keeps hers on Rewritable DVD disk.

Suggestions? Inputs? Ideas?

i use a mirrored set of external drives.

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Jan 14, 2010 15:36 |  #3

External drives are nothing more than an enclosure with a hard drive in it and some sort of card . The drives can fail in those also. Or the little card can go out. I just took a 1TB drive out of service because it is 90% full of sports photos from the last couple of years. I am using a NexStar hard drive dock, so if I need to get to the pics, I can put the drive back in . Otherwise, it is in storage. I have a new one for pics starting in 2010.

Good luck. I guess it depends on how many images you shoot. I captured almost 1500 yesterday at a high school soccer match. :-)


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Jan 14, 2010 15:42 as a reply to  @ MT Stringer's post |  #4

I use a multi-step process which is time consuming but thorough.

1. a copy of all media on local computer
2. a copy of all media on external drive
3. a copy of all media on DVD (created after each photo session)
4. favorites on Flickr. ($29 per year unlimited)

If my whole house burned down the one thing I'd hate to loose are the memories contained with-in my photos.


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Jan 14, 2010 16:14 as a reply to  @ lankforddl's post |  #5

Mine are stored on my main hard drive and also backed up to a separate hard drive. I also have most of them stored online at picasaweb or zenfolio.


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Jan 14, 2010 16:41 |  #6

Currently on a single 3200 WD external hard drive. I don't store more than a half dozen or so images on the PC's hard drive.

I have 2x 1TB external drives on order that I plan to use as mirror images of each other as a safety precaution.

I have also saved a lot of work on CD. A lot of CD's!


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Jan 14, 2010 16:47 |  #7

I have mirrored drives on my pc, backup to an external HDD, and back up to DVD-Rs.


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Jan 14, 2010 16:47 |  #8

All photos backup to an external drive which in turn is backed up to another drive that is stored off site. All original RAW files are burned to DVD and stored off site as well.


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Jan 14, 2010 17:05 |  #9

and back up to DVD-Rs.

Ben, just curious how many dvd's does it take?


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Jan 14, 2010 20:59 |  #10

I've got my photos in 4 places. On my main computer, a connected external hard drive, an external drive stored off site, and in the cloud.




  
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Jan 14, 2010 21:26 as a reply to  @ crn3371's post |  #11

I have a 500GB drive for my photos and use a 1.5TB drive for backup. On the Mac, backup happens automagically once an hour or whenever I command it.


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Jan 14, 2010 22:37 |  #12

1) Two 1TB SATA internal HDD stored anti-static storage boxes with one HDD kept off site.
2) Two eSATA docks (one of each computer that has data that needs to be backed up).
3) Two copies of free MS Synctoy to do the back up.


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Jan 14, 2010 22:56 |  #13

RAID-5 on my server. But RAID-1 should be enough for peace of mind. Also from time to time I would make copy of the images to an external hard drive.

Kpablo wrote in post #9393763 (external link)
Where do you store all your images? I was thinking about getting a 1TB external hard drive. After talking to a co worker who's e. hard drive fried I'm contemplating it. She keeps hers on Rewritable DVD disk.

Suggestions? Inputs? Ideas?


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Jan 14, 2010 23:44 |  #14

A Drobo with 4 1TB drives in a Raid 5 set. Backed up via time machine to an external 1TB drive, favorites on Flickr.


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Jan 15, 2010 00:06 |  #15

Right now I just use my laptop and backup every now and then to my server - but it's only got 3 76 GB scsi drives so I don't have much space.

Building a computer in a few months - 3 1TBs in RAID5 for data, two drives (don't care about size) that are 10K RPM and in a RAID0 for the OS and applications. I may also consider one of those gigabit ethernet NAS devices, as they are pretty cheap now compared to more SCSI/SA-SCSI drives for my server, and a new backplane


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