Photo Storage and Backup

Started Aug 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
James Pezzella
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Re: Photo Storage and Backup

Thank you for your reply.

If I were to put in a USB drive - it would be used as a backup device, meaning that I'd still have to maintain the originals on my desktop.

The problem with that is that I lose the ability to share across my laptop(s), and mobile devices. Also, as long as I'm using a well known service such as Carbonite I'm willing to take the chance on online backup.

Zone8 wrote:

Hi James. Even just from a simple security point of view - let alone time for uploading - nothing beats a USB hard drive - plenty around of 1 TB and 2 TB sizes for a small outlay. Far superior as then you have total control and can choose a backup programme to suit that will - essential in my opinion - permit single file retrieval. In addition, the USB drive can be removed to a safe offsite storage place (wall safe?) if away and another advantage could be using two drives to change daily, so as to have, in effect, a secondary "almost the same" backup as extra security for your files.

Online facilities are not really totally secure and can produce situations where the facility disappears overnight - or the server crashes and all is lost. It really has happened that way for quite a few people over the past couple of years. Uploading (time already mentioned) is also potentially fraught with errors. A USB HDD option can include checking/verification.

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