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How I Handle Storage and Backup as a Photographer

I remember when I just started out with photography I would use external hard drives to save the biggest amount of my data on. I’m sure most of you reading have been there (or are still in this phase). The drive got full, and then I would get another drive, and because of technology and price, this one was often bigger... but eventually it would also run out of space.

Lessons from Losing a Week of Photos to Memory Card Failure

This article is about how a memory card failure caused a week of photographs to disappear, what I did to try to recover them via software, then physical data services, and the valuable lessons to be learned about memory cards, dual card slots, and backups to prevent such a nightmare scenario from happening.

Samsung’s X5 Portable SSD Has the Fastest Write Speed of 2.3GB/s

If you're looking for a way to do ultra-fast photo backups on-the-go -- and you have deep wallets -- Samsung has announced a new portable solid state drive (SSD) for you. The new Samsung X5 is the fastest portable drive on the market, boasting a max write speed of a whopping 2.3 gigabytes per second.

Google Photos Will Now Automatically White Balance Your Snapshots

A growing number of users are turning to Google's ever-improving Photos app to backup their ever-growing camera roll. But while the main function of Google Photos is storage, the app's automatic photo editing features are getting more and more robust. Today, that means auto white balance.

Review: WD My Cloud Pro Series Gives Your Photo Studio a Private Cloud

If you'd like to back up your photos and collaborate on them locally, then creating a private cloud with a network attached storage (NAS) server is one way to go. One option on the market these days is Western Digital's My Cloud Pro Series line. We reviewed the WD My Cloud Pro Series PR2100 to see what it's like to set it up in your photo studio.

Building a Comprehensive Photo Storage and Backup System

Storage and backup. It’s a mundane reality of photography. I’d much rather spend time with my camera or be teaching others about photography. But, in the digital age, you have to have a storage and backup strategy for your photos. Storage and backup may be mundane, but they are unquestionably critical.