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How Long Will Your Hard Drive Last? Now We Know (Almost)

We now have a good idea of how long a hard drive will last. Are your images safe?

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New Products For Building Your Own Cloud

Cloud storage (aka storing your files online, on someone else’s servers) is a great way to preserve your digital photos and videos. But it’s not without its drawbacks. Cloud storage companies can go out of business. They can be hacked. They’re pricey, typically commanding monthly fees between $5-$20, depending on how much data you have […]

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Four Steps to Protect Your Photos

It may be hard to believe, but it’s true: your digital photos captured with the latest and greatest technology may not last as long as the old film photos you snapped a generation ago. The reason is simple – in the old days, the only way you’d lose your photos is if some massive catastrophe […]

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What Is Cloud Storage, And Should You Keep Photos & Videos There?

While just about everyone has heard of “the cloud” by now, the percentage of people who actually know what it is and understand how they can use it is still relatively small. According to a recent report from market researcher Ipsos OTX, only 40% of Americans understand cloud services and fewer than 9% are actually using […]

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Western Digital Offers 2TB Portable Drive

Western Digital is out with a new Mac-compatible portable hard drive that pushes the capacity limits: the My Passport Studio drive packs a whopping 2 terabytes worth of digital storage. How much is 2TB? According to Western Digital, enough to store about 400,000 photos, 240 hours of video or 500,000 songs. In other words, probably […]

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Memory Saving Tips From DriveSavers

While everyone is busy clicking away and capturing life’s memories in record numbers how many of us are really taking the necessary steps to preserve these images from digital disaster? With digital photography comes a whole new set of potential problems. While forgetting to backup your files could be financially disastrous for a pro, the […]

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About That External Hard Drive You Wanted…

About That External Hard Drive You Wanted…

External hard drives are a key component in anyone’s digital life – they’re an ideal back-up solution for your photos and videos. If you haven’t purchased an external drive or were considering upgrading your drive, there’s some bad news: prices are about to soar. I mean soar. Catastrophic flooding in Thailand has wiped out hundreds […]

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New External Drive Enclosure from Akitio

Hard drive maker Akitio has added a new enclosure model to its line-up, the SK-3501. The enclosure can support drives up to 3TB in capacity with a variety of connectivity options (1 eSata port, 2 FireWire and 1 USB 3.0). Enclosures let you buy less expensive internal hard drives but rather than crack open your […]

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SanDisk Memory Vault – External Hard Drive Alternative

External hard drives are the most popular method of photo and video back-up, right there with the increasingly archaic process of burning DVDs. The problem with external hard drives – like all hard drives – is that they’ll fail eventually, and quite possibly take your data with them. SanDisk has introduced a new external storage […]

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Review: Verbatim Store-n-Go Firewire for Macs

By Bill Stiteler Storage is getting frighteningly cheap, to the point where if you hunt around you can probably find a 2TB drive for under a hundred dollars. But as the price for disk space comes down, it’s still focused on the consumer market, and that means USB 2.0. If you need high speed transfer […]

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