Just curious how everyone else is archiving their pictures and hoping that I might pick up a tip or two that other photographers use.
Right now the options to me seem to be:
External HDD (synced) / NAS
Pros: Safe from failures of hardware like computer power supply failure
Cons: Comparatively expensive, limited lifespan, still prone to other failures like surges, faulty power adapter etc.
Another internal HDD (optionally in RAID1/RAID5)
Pros: Comparatively cheaper
Cons: Possible failure together with other internal drives
This is the one I'm interested in the most, I have a Flickr pro account that allows me to store my photos at full resolution - but I would not rely on any single service to keep my data 100% safe, perhaps there are other sites with huge storage (paid or free) that's great for archiving pictures... Please recommend! Hopefully they've been around for more than a few months as well so we know that they're not going to close down tomorrow after I've uploaded thousands of photos to it :P