What storage for and how to work with 4TB photo collection?

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Rambow Senior Member • Posts: 1,423
The cheap option

Simply buy a 6 tb hdd and attach it to your home computer. Any hdd is OK, but a wd red or seagate ironwolf is a bit more durable and have better access times. If you want speed, go with WD black.

External is also ok, but internal hdds are faster and easier to handle, no cables.

Because it's a separate drive, security should not be an issue, even if your main drive or computer fails the storage drive remains intact.

I don't bother with NAS drives, no need to yet. If you do paid work however a two drive NAS is good to have because the data is worth a lot more than the hardware used to store it, so...

Last but not least, ocassionally run a test on your hdds to check their health, HDD Sentinel is a must for long term storage enthusiasts.

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