DATA STORAGE & HOME NETWORKING
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From PDN, a variety of sub-petabyte options to house your digital files, including desktop, portable and cloud options .
For photographers with an archive brimming with slides, contact sheets, negatives and prints, with basic defenses against the corrosive agents of time, those photos have an excellent chance of surviving for a hundred years or more.
A survey of some high-capacity storage options with interchangeable disks that can serve as a long-term home for your life's work. Buffalo TeraStation, G-Technology, LaCie and others.
I’ve finally decided to take some responsibility for my sad storage situation: I built my own cloud. I set up Western Digital ’s My Cloud website and Seagate ’s brand new Personal Cloud.
There are two types of hard drives: those about to fail, and those that will fail eventually. Plan accordingly.
Today’s cloud storage provides simple file sharing, extends workstation file space, integrates document editing, includes real-time backup and document workflow. These services are cheap, fast, easy to use.
TWIP explores the world of image backup and archiving. Industry experts Don Komarechka, Topher Martini and Doug Kaye help remove some of the mystery around keeping your precious photos safe.
Doug Kaye’s blog post thoroughly covers what he is using for backup and what he learned in the process of setting the system up.Synology, Western Digital, Carbon Copy Cloner, RAID and more.
This guide will walk you through saving your data in multiple ways, with the end goal being to have a backup system that is simple, effective, and affordable. From AnandTech.
Wikipedia Comparison_of_Online_Backup_Services (7/25/14)
In my hunt for the best cloud photo option, five services stood out: Dropbox, Flickr, Shutterfly, SmugMug and the powerful yet clumsy combination of Google Drive and Google+.
Three seriously secure cloud storage services (3/6/14)
Cloud Storage Solutions, Security Now (4/19 & 4/25/12)
Five Best Online File Storage Services (11/23/11)
How to Fix (or Kill) Web Data About You (4/13/11)
Storing Your Files Inside the Cloud (3/2/11)
As Computer Capacity Soars, Users Drown in Data (2/11/11)
Taking Care of your Personal Archives (11/11/10)
Moving Taped Past to Hard-Drive Future (4/14/10)
The Future of Memory (3/18/10)
Protecting Data, Ahead of the Curve (1/13/10)
Choosing Hardware and Image Storage - The DAM Book
Portable Hard Drives: A Terabyte in Your Pocket (12/29/09)
Solid-State Drives Go Mainstream (8/28/09)
Here are the most efficient methods of protecting your stuff,
Memory maker OCZ has confirmed it will launch a new 1TB Solid State Drive
Online backup services are proliferating as users are discovering
A home server acts as a central storage hub for all the content in the home,
A look at the latest options to convert analogue personal
The Best Backup Tools (7/1/08)
It's like exercising. Or flossing. You know you should do it, but you put
Home Networking 101 (5/6/08)
The Best Online Backup Services (4/29/08)
Determine Your Backup Process (2/8/08)
Amazon's MP3 Service a Hit (11/14/07)
Online data backup can save music, photos from disaster (10/31/07)
Best storage strategies for the multimedia PC (8/26/07)
On a Home Network, the Right Drive Means Storage for All (8/2/07)
Will We Run Out of Storage? (7/28/07)
Disk-Drive Makers Look Outside (PC) Box to Grow (5/16/07)
Storage Strategies (5/14/07)
Digital Home Media Network (3/27/07)
It is depressing to realize that, even with all the technology
in the world, we still have no truly permanent storage
format for our data, audio and video.
Don’t Keep All Your Data in One Stash (9/7/06)
Big, Safe Data Storage (6/27/06)
SanDisk - Picture of success (3/13/06)
The Wired Home (3/12/06)
Keeping Our Bits About Us (2/27/06)
Storing Your Digital Images (2/5/06)
Lights. Mood. Video. All at the Touch of a Screen (2/2/06)
Data, Data, Everywhere (1/9/06)
Now the Legalese Rootkit: Sony-BMG's EULA (11/9/05)
By including a flawed and overreaching computer program in over 20 million music CDs sold to the public, Sony BMG has created serious security, privacy and consumer protection problems that have damaged music lovers everywhere.
Sony CD woes may have had roots in merger (11/18/05)
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