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Old 12-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #21
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Using any "cloud" is just a horrible, horrible idea..
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #22
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None, store everything on the cloud and don't worry about it. Online storage from Google is super cheap to the point where it's not even worth dropping $100+ on your own hard drive that will fail. Not a matter of if but when.

If you spread things out over a few services, you can do it all for free. I have my entire collection of completed edits on the cloud. I keep all the RAW and jpeg files on my WD external. I do delete a ton of photos though for blurry, underexposed, etc just to cut down on using storage unnecessarily.
I've never really understood cloud and am not sure where all my pictures and info could end up. I don't want my private stuff somehow viewable because of cloud.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:51 PM   #23
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Well, the NAS is a great option for me. I save my images via my gigabit network and really don't notice a huge bottleneck. And for backing-up, it's perfect. *shrug*. A NAS enclosuer is $89. Couple of 1GB hdds are cheap too.
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Well, the NAS is a great option for me. I save my images via my gigabit network and really don't notice a huge bottleneck. And for backing-up, it's perfect. *shrug*. A NAS enclosuer is $89. Couple of 1GB hdds are cheap too.
I'd need quite a few of those 1GB hdds, can I use TB drives?
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #25
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I have five G Technology drives and they have never disappointed me. If you have clients that may need images you shot years ago or sell Stock, I would go with G Tech drives. The consumer drives are not as dependable and I sleep better knowing that every image and document is backed up at least two drives.
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Using any "cloud" is just a horrible, horrible idea..
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I've never really understood cloud and am not sure where all my pictures and info could end up. I don't want my private stuff somehow viewable because of cloud.
It goes to a giant server farm that has redundant backups for everything. What private stuff do you have that you don't want viewable? If your computer is connected to the internet, everything you has is already viewable.

People on this site act as though they have NSA top secret level documents that they need to keep stored away on their computer. It's not like you upload pictures of your credit cards, passport, social security card, drivers license, etc. You are just uploading RAW files and completed photo edits.

Use a reputable source for storing your stuff like Google Drive or Microsoft Skydrive and you should be fine.
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I don't know. Thanks for the input but I think I'd rather go with an external hard drive.
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Yeah, or you can actually have the photos in your possession..........on a hard drive.......... Who the **** said anything about the NSA brah?
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Yeah, or you can actually have the photos in your possession..........on a hard drive.......... Who the **** said anything about the NSA brah?
And I do have them in my possession, I just back them up to the cloud as a last resort backup solution. What happens if your external hard drive fails brah?
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And I do have them in my possession, I just back them up to the cloud as a last resort backup solution. What happens if your external hard drive fails brah?
A back up of the back up

could even back up the back up if you so desired





























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Having redundant back up drives is nothing new
With the price of hard drives today, why not have multiple ones?
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #31
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I'd need quite a few of those 1GB hdds, can I use TB drives?
Haha. i meant TB.

The Buffalo Link station Duo will hold two 3TB Drives for 3TB (RAID-1) or 6TB (RAID-0).

Unless I'm bass-ackwards.. You get the point.

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Old 12-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #33
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G-Technology G-RAID Dual External Hard Drive with USB 3.0, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 Interfaces and RAID 0

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A back up of the back up

could even back up the back up if you so desired

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Having redundant back up drives is nothing new
With the price of hard drives today, why not have multiple ones?
Like I said, I do have a back up of all my files on an external but that external does nothing for me if something catastrophic happens. Lightning strike? House fire? Someone breaks in and steals it? Any number of things could happen to that data and putting it on the cloud in Google drive is certainly safer than keeping the only back up of the back up of the back up in your house.

It's not at all a means to be cheap about it, just being smart about it. No one is going to steal all your data, take off your tin foil hat.

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:59 AM   #35
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^ Whats the confusion here?

Buy two external 2.5 drives with USB 3.0

Back up all your stuff manually. Hopefully you are organized.

Disconnect it. Put it in safe or waterproof box.

Attach the second drive. Rinse and Repeat.

You will always have a back up not connected to your computer.

You will have two drives in case your computer and the back up dies.

Simple and cheap and 99.9999999% bullet proof.
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Like I said, I do have a back up of all my files on an external but that external does nothing for me if something catastrophic happens. Lightning strike? House fire? Someone breaks in and steals it? Any number of things could happen to that data and putting it on the cloud in Google drive is certainly safer than keeping the only back up of the back up of the back up in your house.

It's not at all a means to be cheap about it, just being smart about it. No one is going to steal all your data, take off your tin foil hat.



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It's ok friend you don't understand.


BACK TO THE CLOUD!?!?!

I know you're trying to be super tech and defending the "cloud" But people in the know (IT) know that all cloud services are not as safe and secure as you'd think.
And if you think I still have my tin foil hat on and think you know better than me please go get a degree in computer engineering technology and come report back to me.
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Or maybe you can read this and try and wrap your brain around it, if you are able to.
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Cloud computing has many upsides, the chief advantage being that all of the data management is done by the cloud provider. It relieves you, the user, from having to worry about overhead and administration. However, this comes with the potential sacrifice of security and privacy.
Since all of your data is being held by someone else, cloud services are inherently risky. We already discussed the possibility of losing all of your data when a cloud provider goes belly up overnight, but there's also the issue of data confidentiality. What happens if the cloud provider is hacked? What if their data - which is actually your data - gets leaked by a rogue employee? What if they give up your data in light of a government subpoena?
It comes down to this: don't put data on a cloud if you wouldn't be comfortable with that data being exposed at some time in the future. You just can't know beforehand that your data will remain secret forever.
If you still can't grasp it I have plenty of other articles for you to try and read


or you can just google "dangers of cloud computing" and then you might...just might...understand that the concerns of cloud computing are real and you are a fucking moron if you don't realize it.
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Take the second backup HD offsite. Leave it at your GF's house, parent's house, or even at work. Rotate it weekly with the backup you have at home. You don't want all your backups in one location.
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multiple backups via HD (Primary HD, Secondary Internal HD and an Ext HD), USB Drives and DVD-R (at some point a BluRay Burner to replace DVD-R), ALWAYS in my control. No Cloud b.s. for me even for redundancy because it's not in my control anymore.
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I'm going to go with a passport. The positive reviews seem to outweigh the bad. Thanks for all the help.
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