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Nick_w Plus
15 4.4k 99 England
2 Jul 2022 9:10PM
How someone can help, I'm looking to store all my RAWS in the loud, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

The reason I split my time between 2 locations, plus I travel a lot so need access to all my RAW images. Without carrying multi hard drives everywhere with me.
Carabosse Plus
19 42.5k 270 England
3 Jul 2022 11:42AM
How much storage to you need in terms of gigabytes or indeed terabytes?

This LINK may be a starting point.
JackAllTog Plus
13 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2022 8:52AM
Thanks - its good to know you can buy terabytes of storage at a non too scary price - i need to migrate some Microsoft one drive files as that's way more expensive.
Nick_w Plus
15 4.4k 99 England
7 Jul 2022 7:27PM
Thank you to you both, just bought some . Just need to sort it out now
LenShepherd 14 4.5k United Kingdom
11 Jul 2022 8:18AM
I take it the view that cloud storage is pretty inefficient for raw files - because download speeds are slow at 15% of upload speeds if you are lucky - it could take days or even a week to download several GB of RAW files!
5 GB hard drives as an example are relatively cheap at well under 150 and very portable.
Carabosse Plus
19 42.5k 270 England
11 Jul 2022 11:13AM
Consider getting an SSD drive. They are credit card sized, albeit a bit thicker, and come in various capacities. Hardly a burden to carry around. And you have instant access without an internet connection.

If it's simply for stills, not video clips, you may find you don't need a particularly high capacity.

Have a look at the Samsung T5 (which I use) or T7 as a starting point. Obviously there are many other such devices.
Nick_w Plus
15 4.4k 99 England
14 Jul 2022 10:39AM
I already have some SSD drives, its more a security / backup that I want the cloud. Also I work from 2 locations and allows access to files not on the current drives I have with me. I think over next decade virtually all files will be "in the cloud"
Carabosse Plus
19 42.5k 270 England
14 Jul 2022 10:55AM

Quote:I think over next decade virtually all files will be "in the cloud"


Until there are a few more electronic disasters (eg LINK ), and then people will want more personal storage!

But if it's just for backup of backup, so to speak, it should be OK.

You must have an awful lot of image files to make it worthwhile actually paying for cloud storage.
LenShepherd 14 4.5k United Kingdom
14 Jul 2022 7:30PM

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Quote:I think over next decade virtually all files will be "in the cloud"


You must have an awful lot of image files to make it worthwhile actually paying for cloud storage.



For those subscribing to either Adobe Cloud or Microsoft Office - a decent amount of free Cloud storage is included in the subscription.

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