LR3 and data storage - where do you keep originals?

Started Mar 9, 2011 | Discussions thread
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LR3 and data storage - where do you keep originals?
Mar 9, 2011

Background. I use LR3 to process all my raws. I've just used up my first 500GB external hard drive which I use to store all raws and then also save JPEGS for certain selected and processed images. My lightroom catalogue is on my external harddrive.

I now have to start a new catalogue on a new external harddrive, and therefore can't see either my previous folders or photos (obviously).

Whilst I don't necessarily have an issue with this, I was wondering if other people do things differently. The reason I put the catalogue on the external harddrive is so I can transport between laptop and desktop but I'd much prefer to keep a permanent catalogue on the laptop for all photos past and future, and be able to also view on the desktop if needed.

Any thoughts, I think I'm stuck with my current solution unless I'm missing something!

Thanks!

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