Dh said he is looking at a Barracuda 1.5 TB internal hard drive as back up to our Simpleshare external. I have no clue what that means.
Our house is networked right now with 3 computers and everything goes to a Simpletech simpleshare. Have also started using doubled layered dvd's for my photos. I really don't have a lot of faith in cd's and dvd's.
A 1.5 TB drive is a 3.5 inch hard drive that goes inside a machine. You can put it in an enclosure. But I am not a fan of traveling with that size drive because you always need an external power supply, which means carrying more crap.
If I remember correctly a SimpleShare is a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. Means that it connect directly to your network, and not to a computer so any computer can use it even with out the other computers running.
My house is also networked. At one time I had 7 computers . I have since knocked down that number to 5.
I am not a fan of cd/dvds for back-up either as i have stated before. I do burn them occassionally but, for the most part, i save to my computer, to a regular external and also to my NAS drive.
Decided to take down my timer!
Yes, which is why I love it, can be on any of the computer and access what I need. Forgot we are also using Mozy for off site backup, but not real practical for the photos because of speed/time.If I remember correctly a SimpleShare is a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. Means that it connect directly to your network, and not to a computer so any computer can use it even with out the other computers running. My house is also networked. At one time I had 7 computers . I have since knocked down that number to 5.
CD/DVD's do not have that much capacity. A typical data-DVD holds about
4.7GB and CD's are less than 1GB. They are good for giving information to
someone else, because if the ISO 9660 is used, they can be read by any
operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, etc). I use them to send images
to vendors to have quality prints and slides made from digital images from my
negatives, and will definitely outlast me.
Currently, I shoot on film and have the negatives scanned that I want to work
with digitally. The original film is always properly stored and cataloged and can
be retrieved at any time.
If you havent already found it, my gallery is at http://gallery.orrin.org/.
is there such a thing as a scanner that will convert slides to digital (dvd)
Well sorta, not sure exactly what you are asking about.
There are scanners that will scan negatives and slides into JPG's.
Here is one that I found really quick. It is not automated. I know that there are automated ones, but probably much more expensive. Most scanners these days come with a negative scanner, but they are not that fast since they work through the computer. The device above works on its own. I have never used it before so i cannot say how good or bad it is.
I'm not sure what you meant by (DVD). You can scan them to Images and then use some sort of program to make a DVD slide show with them, if that is what you mean.
Decided to take down my timer!
But I see people using the intials "DH" and "DD" what do they mean???
DH = Dear Husband
DD = Dear Daughter
DS = Dear Son
In response to backing up...
I use Carbonite online backup - it is about $50 a year. You don't have to think about it. Whenever something new goes on your hard drive - it automaticaly uploads. I have 30 gigs in photo. 40 in movies and my entire 300 CD music collection all being backed up. Easiest backup possible.
I'm a bit OCD and I also have an external drive that I backup with also.
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