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    Default Best method to store digital photos?

    DVDs?
    Hard disk?
    Online?

    Pls advise. thanks

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    Default Re: Best method to store digital photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by KiamH View Post
    DVDs?
    Hard disk?
    Online?

    Pls advise. thanks
    There is no best method. Just what you feel comfortable with. There are both pros and cons on the methods named. Personally, I'll save them online.
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    I used to backup to DVDs but lately decided to invest on external HD storage. I appreciate the faster access to my archive and images can be managed and stored in an efficient manner with applications like Aperture of Lightroom. It's obviously a more expensive solution over other recordable media but the tradeoff is worth it, imo.

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    dvds is cheap
    hard disk is ex..more convenient though

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    I store 3 copies of all my photos. First on the PC harddisk. Second on external HD. Third on DVDs. I am paranoid because I almost lost all my photos last year when the PC crashed

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    I use an external HDD.. coz it's much more reliable than other methods, and my comp space isn't alot.. I have some of my jpeg photos in my comp and online too.. just in case...
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    I have 2-3 external HD... Get one Desktop type harddisk.. cheap and huge capacity to store everything.. then the notebook kind 2 pcs for portability and backups..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chenlh View Post
    I store 3 copies of all my photos. First on the PC harddisk. Second on external HD. Third on DVDs. I am paranoid because I almost lost all my photos last year when the PC crashed
    but for most people, 2 copies in different formats is usually good enough

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    PC HDD and EXT HDD (back up)!

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    i use the 3.5" hdds as my external hdds. store all my photos inside.

    but those important ones i will store a spare copy in dvd just in case either fails..

    thats for contingency.

    well.. dvd do fail after a period of time if you do not take care of the dvds thou...

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    Or can burn 2-3 copies of your data on different, but reputable brands of DVD. Cheap and saves on valuable desktop space.

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    For good quality DVD Media, you may want to check the following site

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    So far I have used and will strongly recommend Sony DVD+R and DVD-R. Partly also because they are easily available at Popular Bookshop

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    how much you brought your LANDRIVE for??

    actually... i suggest is that... get a LANDRIVE... then set up FTP... nowadays singapore going to island wide internet... then get a software recovery tools... at least harddisk crash... the recovery tools does help.. that why I always do..
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    Quote Originally Posted by chenlh View Post
    For good quality DVD Media, you may want to check the following site

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    So far I have used and will strongly recommend Sony DVD+R and DVD-R. Partly also because they are easily available at Popular Bookshop
    have tried sony dvd rw but 2 has so far failed on me...

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    From my exp both HDD and DVDr can fail equally well.

    My only stop gap is to store in both of the above, plus a copy of all the important ones in each of my laptops and desktops..

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    Quote Originally Posted by guoliang View Post
    how much you brought your LANDRIVE for??

    actually... i suggest is that... get a LANDRIVE... then set up FTP... nowadays singapore going to island wide internet... then get a software recovery tools... at least harddisk crash... the recovery tools does help.. that why I always do..
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
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