So as you know we have recently had an issue with the hard drive containing all of our precious photo’s.
I would like to share with you some solutions to avoid making the same mistake we did. I had been looking in to a back up solution for quite a while, being an IT guy I am very picky about hardware and I was looking for something specific. I found it about a week before the catastrophe but we didn’t get everything copied over in time.
- use a external hard drive that has built in mirroring also called RAID-1 this allows 1 hard drive to go bad and you can replace it and not loose any data. LaCie makes several of these.
- I would also suggest that this be a desktop unit placed so that it cannot fall off of the desk. If you want to take pictures with you copy them to a smaller drive and take them with you, this will ensure that there will be no loss that is out of your control (IE: bumped and knocked off of a desk causing the internal parts to jolt.)
If you have any questions please feel free to comment and I will try to answer them. Some of these options are a little expensive but if you value your photos as much as we do it is really worth it.