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External Storage

By Wes Pitts
Maintaining multiple copies of your photos is the only sure way to safeguard your image collection. Longtime readers know I lost several hundred photos back when digital imaging was new and I didn't know any better. (Yes, even brand-new, top-of-the-line computers can suffer a hard drive failure.) Even with the…

Storage Solutions

A smart photo-backup strategy is one of the best investments you can make.
By Wes Pitts
A smart photo-backup strategy is one of the best investments you can make. We've reached a point where big-capacity storage is very affordable—for a few hundred dollars you can virtually guarantee that your image collection will survive disk crashes and other data disasters. Redundancy of data is the key. The…

External Storage

By Wes Pitts
Ample storage is one of the best investments you can make for your photo workstation. If you're not regularly backing up your photo library and other digital media, you definitely should be. Take it from someone who lost a gigabyte of photos from a failed internal drive that wasn't backed…

External Storage

Chances are, you’re storing a lot more digital media on your computer than even just a year or two ago.
By Wes Pitts
Chances are, you're storing a lot more digital media on your computer than even just a year or two ago. Music and movie collections perpetually grow, e-mails with long-forgotten attachments aggregate, and now that your digital camera probably has the ability to capture HD video in addition to multi-megapixel images,…

Buyer's Guide 2009: Storage

Every photographer needs a backup strategy.
By Brannack McLain
Every photographer needs a backup strategy. Trust us when we tell you that hard drives fail, and when they do, you'll be really glad you had copies of your photos and other irreplaceable files on multiple drives. External storage solutions like those included here offer an affordable, convenient way to…

Buyer's Guide 2008: Digital Storage

You don't have to shoot long with today's multi-megapixel cameras to see your hard drive space be quickly consumed.
By Theano Nikitas
You don't have to shoot long with today's multi-megapixel cameras to see your hard drive space be quickly consumed. And it's not just running out of storage space that should motivate you to look for alternative storage options. Perhaps more importantly, it's unwise to put all your digital eggs in…
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