I recently got myself the D70s. Now must look into the next step - data storage.
I'm thinking of getting an external hard drive, but because I'm new to them, I hope the IT experts here can advice.
I went to Sim Lim and asked around and it seems they're all selling a 40GB unit for $135. Is there a particular brand I should look for or any shop which is trustworthy and reliable, or are they all the same?
I guess for you to advice appropriately, you have to know my needs.
I have a full time job but, on the side, I shoot professionally.
See, my full time job in the marketing/ advertising realm so my peers are people in this line of work, and they use photographers all the time - for products shoots, fashion shoots, etc. Through them I have done some shoots, mainly for use in magazines and catalogs/ brochures.
I shoot mainly in raw format, which I understand are big files. Do you think 40GB is big enough or shall I go for something much bigger? I want to store all the work I do in a medium that can last. Is it true that data stored on CD only last a few years?
Thanks in advance for any advice, recommendations you may have.