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Old 25th February 2008
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Storage solutions

With file size getting bigger and hard drive on the Mac swollen i had a look at external drives for my images. I ended up choosing a 500gb My Book from Western Digital from Dabs.com for around 70. Sitting next to my imac it looks cool and little noise, worth considering, just plug and play.

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With file size getting bigger and hard drive on the Mac swollen i had a look at external drives for my images. I ended up choosing a 500gb My Book from Western Digital from Dabs.com for around 70. Sitting next to my imac it looks cool and little noise, worth considering, just plug and play.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/attachme...1&d=1203929005

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digi...sbs_ce_title_1

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Thanks David, I have the same issue with space and this looks a good bet.
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Re: Storage solutions

Morning All

I've had the 250gig version of this for about a year,no trouble with it at all.I am paranoid about loseing any images and therefor store all my Raw files on my hard drive ,on the external drive and also on DVD's.
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Re: Storage solutions

Hey David

Just this last weekend I decided I needed to upgrade the internal HDD in my Macbook from the paltry 80Gb supplied, to a 250Gb WD HDD. Once I had learned about what I needed to do to clone my internal HDD, the process was swift, and totally pain free.

I do have three external HDD's in addition to this; a 500Gb WD, a 250Gb something or other, and a 160Gb Maxtor portable unit too. I share the 500GB and 250Gb units on my Mac network at home, and take the portable one with me when I am away from home for lengths of time.

Now that I have the 250Gb WD internal HDD I possibly won't need to take the Maxtor with me when I am away from home.
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Re: Storage solutions

Got a 500gb Iomega firewire (looks like a mac mini).
Use SuperDuper to back up the 400gb HD of my iMac G5.
Also have a 120gb external drive which I use as an additional backup of my Aperture vault. This drive is kept off site.
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I did invest a little bit more and got myself an Synology Diskstation.
Since Ive got different computers I wanted to be able to have something more versatile.
It can host a webserver, it brings along an FTP-Server and most importantly has a built-in mediaserver and backs up automatically to an external usb drive.
So no more worries about losing data!

Have a look at www.synology.com .....
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Re: Storage solutions

I have thecus N2100 and the Synology DS207.

The Thecus is faster, but the new beta code (2.0.0.571) for the DS207 is very good. Synology adds lots of features to there products and are very usable.
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Re: Storage solutions

I've had a couple of these for some time from CCL:

http://tinyurl.com/2pghzp

500Gig for £61.10 inc V.A.T..

They're very compact and quiet.

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Re: Storage solutions

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With file size getting bigger and hard drive on the Mac swollen i had a look at external drives for my images. I ended up choosing a 500gb My Book from Western Digital from Dabs.com for around £70. Sitting next to my imac it looks cool and little noise, worth considering, just plug and play.

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Yep thats the one I have and love it, as its permanently connected and starts up and shuts down with the computer I use it for my main storage of all my files and for editing from as it saves clogging up the C Drive with them. Of course I still back up from that to another offline ED.
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Re: Storage solutions

Dabs.com has a special offer on at the moment for the 500GB Buffalo LinkStation Pro - this is a network attached storage (NAS) drive, so it can become part of your network and it has its own web/ftp server. It means more than one person can access the drive at the same time and if you are using a Mac (?!) with USB-connected drives you don't have to remember to dismount the drive all the time (I understand doing this is very risky on Macs, unlike PCs where you just pull the USB plug out). At 133 its more expensive than plain USB drives, but for a NAS drive that's a keen price.

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