Looking for ideas or products that I can store my pictures and documents.
I have a thumbdrive...I think 4GB, but I have business stuff I want separate as well as docs I want separate from pics. I don't want any online/cloud, but I do want it to be better than just several lose-able thumbdrives. I want it off my computers since I've already had 3 fail and one is starting to look like it's gonna go the same way.
Ok, another question for you brainiacs...do you know what could cause a comp to completely stop working. I've traded out the power supply, but that doesn't work. I have my old pics that I can't get off of those computers.
Thanks for any help or ideas!!
That makes perfect sense! I will be doing that - it should be what it is! I'll let you know.
store your fotos normally on your computer and use what ever you have available as a backup device
i like to use SyncBreeze its easy to use and the freeware version does its job just fine
SyncBreeze will only transfer new or modified pictures so the first backup takes a while but additional ones will be swift
if your backupdevice is big enough you may want to sync the whole users directory (you need more than 4GB for that tough)
this is of course suggesting that you are using a windows pc but there are plenty of other programms for linux or mac aswell
I just found this thread so I thought I'd throw in the method I use. I'm not a fan of cloud storage, either, but enjoy being able to access my "stuff" from anywhere I can access the Internet.
I purchased a .com domain name from crazydomains.com.au for $3 per year, paid 2+ years in advance, and HostPapa hosting for $3 per month, paid 3 years in advance. I don't use that domain name for anything but a storage portal so it can be random letters. No email address is attached to that domain name, either.
I upload all my "keeper" files like pics, docs, ebooks, digital biz programs I've purchased and the like. As long as HostPapa is alive and kicking I have access to my files without using someone else's dedicated cloud storage.
For storage I would suggest that you buy online some big (32 or 64 gb,) usb drives or mini SD cards. Mini SD cards are very compact and like the USB will last a long time and is not as easily damaged as a hard drive or a CD/DVD.
I personally use external HDD, but that is just for storage, not for back up.