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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon79 View Post
    is this external HDD?
    It's only a hard disk.

    You'll have to put it in a 3.5" casing before you can connect it to the computer.

    Like this:


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    This is an external hard disk with hard disk inside.


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    TB Hdd for me, I dont bother getting the enclosure. I just swap in and out of my CPU.

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    I'm using the 1TB basic by Maxtor. Price quite reasonable. Samsung one aren't that bad also.
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    Wait for comex or something. PC show was selling 1.5 TB 3.5" external for like $137 or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentxq49 View Post
    Wait for comex or something. PC show was selling 1.5 TB 3.5" external for like $137 or something.
    Make sure you get something reliable... else if it crashes... all the photos goes too...
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    For storage, is it better to have a NAS that runs at RAID5 at least? Any brand that you guys are using, Buffalo or Thecus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snip3r View Post
    For storage, is it better to have a NAS that runs at RAID5 at least? Any brand that you guys are using, Buffalo or Thecus?
    For storage yes, but as a back up solution, no. (i.e. if you delete a file you end up needing, it'll propegate throughout the raid...)

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    The minimum one should have is:

    1. a set of your pictures in your computer.

    2. a backup of this set of pictures in an external hard disk drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    If your photos are very precious, it's good to use RAID 1 (mirroring or duplex). If either drive fails, the other will continue to function as a single drive until the failed drive is replaced.

    http://www.cooldrives.com/usb2-sata-...sata-raid.html
    use Raid 5... cramp 3 harddisks and above all together as one raided drive... if any fails, just plug in a new replaced harddisks and run the software, it would retrieve the data on the failed drives... but a bit too expensive considering if you put all 5 1tb harddisks all together...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    The minimum one should have is:

    1. a set of your pictures in your computer.

    2. a backup of this set of pictures in an external hard disk drive.
    Is a NAS solution a better one? Because nowadays my children and wife also will be able to access the pic? A centralized storage would it be better and backups would be more safe?

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    NAS is an over-kill unless you are running a business.

    An external hard disk plus a good anti-virus will generally be adequate. Some people grossly under estimate what virus can do to their pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    NAS is an over-kill unless you are running a business.

    An external hard disk plus a good anti-virus will generally be adequate. Some people grossly under estimate what virus can do to their pictures.
    So if say I have a 500gb HDD, I can only take 500gb worth of pics. Because 1 copy at my desktop and 1 copy to the ext HDD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snip3r View Post
    So if say I have a 500gb HDD, I can only take 500gb worth of pics. Because 1 copy at my desktop and 1 copy to the ext HDD?

    I think you just have to learn to let go, get a copy in a hard drive and the a couple on DVD. DVD is really the archive while the HDD ones are the working copies. This is what I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonnew View Post
    I think you just have to learn to let go, get a copy in a hard drive and the a couple on DVD. DVD is really the archive while the HDD ones are the working copies. This is what I do
    Sorry, I find DVD archive very unreliable.

    Very often after a year or two they fail to read.

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    I learn it the very painful, sayang way, twice!!

    My advice, save up and get a Raid 5 (R0, I dun feel safe) before it is too late.... the least expected can happen, Mr Murphy is always behind you, waiting to strike!

    Now me kiasu to the extend of Raid 5 backup on Raid 5 (of course with my other stuff!, video extra)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swhyge View Post
    I learn it the very painful, sayang way, twice!!

    My advice, save up and get a Raid 5 (R0, I dun feel safe) before it is too late.... the least expected can happen, Mr Murphy is always behind you, waiting to strike!

    Now me kiasu to the extend of Raid 5 backup on Raid 5 (of course with my other stuff!, video extra)
    Yes, I agree with you wholeheartedly after seeing ppl losing their data and burning to DVDs are too cumbersome and too unreliable. I read that those media after quite some time can't read already.

    If going for RAID 5, I think cheapest I can see is the Thecus 3200pro. Buffalo Terastation live is $999
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    Hahaha this thread is sending chills down my spine.......
    All my photos are in a 500Gig Ext. Hard disk...

    Hopefully nothing goes wrong till the coming IT SHOW. then maybe if budget allows, i buy another harddisk to back up this one.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon79 View Post
    Hi guys,

    Where do u guys store ur photo?
    My HDD is running out of space, keeping too much photos
    I go for shooting spree at least once a week and i keep all the photo(even the no good ones)
    now my HDD is running out.

    Do u all store photo in another storage or juz inside the PC HDD?
    Hope to hear from all the pros outthere.
    Thanks
    u should just cull yr NG photos.

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    yeah but if DVD are unreliable, i am not sure what is... online storage?
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