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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pirate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2015 at 22:49
Ahoy!

For image storage that's free, fully customisable plus you can link to images and have separate folders and create slideshows etc, I use Joomeo.

Works for me even though I have a 500GB external HDD.

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote belgianpie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2015 at 09:30
I've been thinking lately to buy just new cards every time they are full, for the price 64GB (almost 4,000 FF RAW images) goes these days. Just back-up and store for use on a few large HDD and keep the cards stored away somewhere, in a fireproof safe or something.
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A lot has changed since this article was written. Storage options are better than way back then, drives are bigger and more reliable than ever before. SSD storage and RAID configurations can offer faster/increased redundancy, depending on which way you go.

And for the win, some vendors offer robust backup solutions with their products. Excellent.

These days I have a Synology Rackstation as the primary location for my image files. This runs four drives in a fault tolerant array with the option of additional drives when the time comes. I've been using these devices since 2010 and found them to be completely reliable. And yes, I appreciate that nothing is safe unless it exists in at least two places. I have a huge collection of DVD archives as well.

All my audio CD's and DVD's are ripped to the NAS as well, so it stores more than just images. We are fully embracing the digital lifestyle here with a NAD M10, but that's a whole different story.

With ON1 (Lightroom previously) and proper attention to metadata tagging, images are at the fingertips quite literally.

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I'm much more cloud-based now.

The high-speed fibre connections we now have make accessing folders on the cloud easier, and with P-cloud I've got a 2TB storage.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote keith_h Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 August 2021 at 02:49
Just as an "I told you so", NAS hard drive crashed. it's a logical fail, not a physical fail but I've ordered two bigger ones since its now five years old anyway.

My fault since I shut the unit down to clean the dust from the drive bays and cocked something up when I took them out and put them back.

Anyway, remarkably and despite the horror story in the image below... there has been no interruption to service, no data lost. I'll pop the new drives in one at a time and rebuild the volume. That will be about 16TB of storage then, or at least 12 once its built the new drives into the volume.

Let this be a lesson to all of us.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MinoltaMad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 August 2021 at 04:10
At least it's just time and not data getting that all aligned up again! Nice setup. It is unfortunately a necessity where we have to invest in some way to not do the faster/better in our photos but just to have what we put the hard work into secure. Cloud isn't a good option for me cost wise and I don't have the cool rackstation setup - mine is a more hands on clunky approach. Duplicate 14TB drives - one constantly backing up at home and then a second which lives in a secure remote location backed up every 3-6 months.
 



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