We had a short presentation on backing up your images, what are the options. Camera Cards, DVD’s, BlueRay Disks, External HDs and Online Cloud Services.
Camera Cards: With the cost of camera cards coming down this could be an option for some folks. Just use the card till it’s full, copy the images to a hard drive and then label and store the card.
DVDs: While this is a fairly inexpensive option you are limited to 4.7 gigabyte of images per disk.
BlueRay Disks: This is a better option than DVDs because they will hold 25 gigabytes. However, you may have to buy a BlueRay drive as many computers don’t have one installed. They can range in price from: $49 to $150 depending on brand. They can be internal or external drives.
External HDs: The price for external drives has really come down in the past year and their size has gone up as well. On Amazon it’s possible to buy a 1 terabyte portable drive for about $70. It takes 1,000 megabytes to equal a terabyte. If your camera card holds 8 gigabytes then it’ll take awhile to fill up one of these drives. You can get 4 terabyte drives and larger as well. Just do a search on somewhere such as Amazon.com for current prices.
Here’s a external drive bay I use that will hold up to 4 – 3TB hard drives which you can swap out when they become full of your backups. I ordered mine from Amazon and if you want more information on it follow the link below:
Mediasonic HF2-SU2S2 ProBox 4 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure for 3.5″ SATA Hard Drives
Cloud Services: You can have storage on the internet for prices ranging from “Free” to Unlimited Space where you can store backups of your images. These include places such as iCloud, JustCloud, Drop Box, and many others. Some of the possible disadvantages are: Upload speed, loss of internet, reliability of service, price.
For a complete list and reviews on different sites visit this link:
Top Ten Reviewed: http://www.thetop10bestonlinebackup.com/