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

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OP mkochano New Member • Posts: 10
Re: The cheap option

Rambow wrote:

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.

Wouldn't switching to HDD cause a performance drop? Especially as manufacturers are using "shingled magnetic recording", often without revealing it in spec sheets?

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...

I use Linux box with LVM for that purpose (two copies). I have more trust in OSS tools, often used by big companies, than in some low-volume, not very well tested software provided by NAS manufacturers.

Just one example: https://www.dpreview.com/news/9497620196/psa-western-digital-security-issues-go-beyond-the-my-book-live-series

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