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Sep 08, 2016 17:30 |  #31

Ltdave wrote in post #18121423 (external link)
not sure what RAID 1 is...

i googled it but it seemed over my head...

really?

seems like you're kinda asking a technical question in the OP? Raid is pretty basic once you get past typical PC level competence. I would definitely recommend something like a couple of HDs to store their data.


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Sep 08, 2016 19:01 |  #32

frugivore wrote in post #18121486 (external link)
Well, is RAID 1 in spirit - copying data to two storage devices simultaneously. There more advanced DSLRs do this. I wouldn't shoot a wedding without such a camera.

I've shot many weddings with single card cameras, but I would be more comfortable with dual slots.


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Sep 08, 2016 22:12 |  #33

tim wrote in post #18120363 (external link)
There is a good reason for that... if you shoot high MP cameras it's probably better to keep two cards in the camera and not change them than risk losing cards. You have to be pretty careful with the camera of course.

Ive developed a hybrid approach. a 64GB CF card that doesn't leave the camera, and swapping out 16GB SD cards throughout the day, which go into a carrier on my belt. That way if all goes well I can upload to my computer off the CF card which transfers much faster than the SD cards. :-D


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Sep 09, 2016 00:54 |  #34

Ltdave wrote in post #18121423 (external link)
not sure what RAID 1 is....

It's a data redundancy standard that uses several disks. If one of the disks dies you don't loose any data. RAID 1 uses 2 disks and just copies automatically any data on both disks. There are other RAID definition: E.g. RAID 5 uses 4 disks and makes sure that data is distributed in a way that any of the 4 can die without loosing any data. If you are planning a NAS then you should seriously thinking about using RAID.


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Sep 09, 2016 02:14 |  #35

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18121488 (external link)
really?

seems like you're kinda asking a technical question in the OP? Raid is pretty basic once you get past typical PC level competence. I would definitely recommend something like a couple of HDs to store their data.


drmaxx wrote in post #18121888 (external link)
It's a data redundancy standard that uses several disks. If one of the disks dies you don't loose any data. RAID 1 uses 2 disks and just copies automatically any data on both disks. There are other RAID definition: E.g. RAID 5 uses 4 disks and makes sure that data is distributed in a way that any of the 4 can die without loosing any data. If you are planning a NAS then you should seriously thinking about using RAID.

1) I'm not the one setting up anything. It was a question that was asked by someone I know, that I brought here for insight

2) see 1 above. I'M not doing any of this...




  
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Sep 09, 2016 02:27 |  #36

Ltdave wrote in post #18121917 (external link)
1) I'm not the one setting up anything. It was a question that was asked by someone I know, that I brought here for insight.

You asked - you are getting the answers. :-) Just rephrase it, if you don't like it ("If somebody is planning a NAS then they should seriously thinking about using RAID"). You (aka any person) need to think ahead, because RAID requires more disks then without RAID - but you gain up-time of your NAS.


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Sep 12, 2016 09:34 |  #37

You can get 6 tb or even 10tb hard rives now. Most of the mother boards support up to 6 hard drives so you might just get a nice tall big computer case and loading up with drives.


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Sep 12, 2016 11:08 |  #38

urbanfreestyle wrote in post #18072582 (external link)
perhaps have a cull of images and don't shoot at 10fps bursts anymore? haha!

Seriously, this!

I'm always confused when I hear about photographers needing 4+ TB of space. I'm guessing they probably import everything from their cards and then leave it all on the drive(s) even after final delivery to the client.

Also, I get the impression that Mac users are supremely guilty of this.


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Sep 13, 2016 07:15 as a reply to  @ mclaren777's post |  #39

I'm on edge with 4 TB.
It's because I have obligation to keep customer photos for 1 year. Usually I just keep jpeg's.
Then over season I have 30-40 events (wedding, christening and etc) (2000-5000 RAW files per event). So these tend to pile up and wait it's queue till retouch.
+ some personal pics
So at the end of the season 4TB is just so so ...


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Sep 13, 2016 07:24 |  #40

smorter wrote in post #18083334 (external link)
Dunno about that - I have about 30 Hard Drives at home.

I shoot around 7000-9000 photos at every wedding, so I can only fit around 8 weddings onto a 2TB hard drive

Plus you need heaps of offsite backup drives too

So yeah I think I have about 30 hard drives, and I've only gone through 1 full wedding season. In 10 years time I'll probably have 300 drives.


tim wrote in post #18083340 (external link)
That is just an insane number of photos to keep. How many do you deliver? Delete your rejects and you'll save crazy amounts of space. A finished wedding is around 15GB for me, 600 odd images, so I can fit 133 weddings on a 2TB hard drive.

urbanfreestyle wrote in post #18084882 (external link)
I find it pretty hard to believe you have 9k keepers per wedding..?

This conversation sounds familiar...lol
pretty sure we all had this same conversation on another thread ;)


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Sep 13, 2016 07:28 |  #41

Am I the only one who uses cloud storage here? I just use Microsoft OneDrive, in addition to a 2 tb external at home.
I don't shoot weddings full-time, about 10 per year.
I keep client photos for 1 year, but only jpeg backups of the images i keep/deliver. They don't get to see or even know about what i cull out. I only keep the raws of the photos i deliver for a month after delivery.


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