Digital Storage Advice?
September 19, 2011 10:55 AM Subscribe
My Lightroom catalog is finally hitting the terabyte mark, which means I either need to double what I'm doing now (internal 1TB drive, which is backed up to an external 1TB drive) or something different. Any tips on how to manage large digital image collections?
posted by Admiral Haddock to computers & internet (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I shoot a lot of photos and edit them in Lightroom; Lightroom manages my image library. I have a 2009 Mac Pro with three drives installed, including the 1TB drive that holds all of my images. I have several 1TB drives that I use for various backups, including a Super Duper! clone of the photo drive.
I shot a lot of images recently, and I'm not going to have enough space to import them all. What to do?
1) Get another 1TB internal drive for the available bay in my Mac Pro, and another 1TB external drive to copy it to; or
RAID? Something else?
If RAID is something I should do, can you explain it to me? I know nothing about RAID or how to set it up. Would it just connect over USB 2 on my Mac Pro? I'm used to buying bare drives and slapping them in enclosures, but that's as techie as I get.
Specific Newegg recommendations for RAID (if that's what I should be doing) would be greatly appreciated.