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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgroi135 View Post
    Ok to start a little off topic.

    But I see people using the intials "DH" and "DD" Dear or damn husband dear or damn daughter in lisa's case dearwhat do they mean???

    OK back to subject...

    Flash drives are great! BUT. they are kinda small.

    I shot over 1200 photos on vacation at 5 MB a piece that is over 6 GB, plus I have a Little Video Camera a FLIP MINO (60 minutes of HD Video) Smaller than a Cell phone.

    I would not rely totally on a flash drive. I have seen too many of them damaged and UNRECOVERABLE!

    I personally use External Drives to store my data.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822149076

    $70 gets you 320 GB of storage!! That is a lot of backup!

    And just so people know this
    DO NOT RELY on cd's and dvd's for secure back up. People do not realize that cd's and dvd's that are burned on computers are not rated to last forever. I have to find the information, but if my memory serves me right, they are only rated for about 7 years.

    Also, the most important part of the cd or dvd to protect is the LABEL side. people think that the underside of the disc is the important side. If you scratch the labelside of the disc that can make the disc unreadable. The information burned is actually burned on the underside of the lable, the plastic part of the disc is only for stability.

    Enough of my rant.your rants are appreciated andrea

    Always back up your important data to more than one type of device, either CD and external drive, or multiple drives, or to online service, like photobucket.

    But I see people using the intials "DH" and "DD" Dear or damn husband dear or damn daughter in lisa's case dear what do they mean???

    Enough of my rant.your rants are appreciated andrea

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgroi135 View Post
    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.
    We have to travel with a laptop for dh's work. He teaches online for Univ. of Phoenix. Because we have to bring it we just back up photos and videos on dvd's to get us through 'til we get home and transfer over to my desktop and the network.

    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgroi135 View Post
    DO NOT RELY on cd's and dvd's for secure back up. People do not realize that cd's and dvd's that are burned on computers are not rated to last forever. I have to find the information, but if my memory serves me right, they are only rated for about 7 years.

    Also, the most important part of the cd or dvd to protect is the LABEL side. people think that the underside of the disc is the important side. If you scratch the labelside of the disc that can make the disc unreadable. The information burned is actually burned on the underside of the lable, the plastic part of the disc is only for stability.
    CORRECT.....and compared to the newer external drives and thumb devices,
    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
    Linux system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orrin View Post
    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
    Linux system.


    I think you are talking WAY over the average persons knowledge!!!
    Decided to take down my timer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Maybe I'll ask dh to buy me one to back up my external hd. But I have about 68 GB in photos alone.
    That's one of the main reasons I never switched to a digital camera. I have photos that go back 50 to 60 years. All of the images that I have saved are either slides or
    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/.

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    is there such a thing as a scanner that will convert slides to digital (dvd)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    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.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics...n/b070/?cpg=ab

    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!

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    But I see people using the intials "DH" and "DD" what do they mean???

    DH = Dear Husband
    DD = Dear Daughter
    DS = Dear Son
    etc....

    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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