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Storing Digital Images
U/W Photo Course
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Photo files take up computer hard drives in a
hurry. Plus, you will want to keep back-up copies for safety, remove
files to take to another location, and even keep certain files
What are the advantages of different storage devices?
There are several storage devices important to photographers:
Hard drives offer a lot of storage for the money. You
can buy very large hard drives (multiple gigabytes) quite cheaply.
Most computers have the space and wiring to allow for another hard
drive. They are not hard to install, however, they do require you to
open the computer case, which not everyone is comfortable doing. You
can have most electronics stores install them for you.
The most likely scenario where you may lose data is a drive failure so having a second (perhaps mirrored) drive will give you peace of mind.
However, the only problem with Hard drives is that they are not portable so do not give you off-site backup. You can fit them in removeable trays which goes a long
way towards a solution. But the best way is to network a large storage device.
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