[Edited on 11/1/2012 for clarification.]
One of the ongoing challenges for photographers is storage – there’s never enough. That goes double for us RAW shooters. Video folks have it even worse, but no matter how you slice it, we’re one of the few small businesses that can generate more data at a single wedding/event/shoot than most medium-sized spreadsheet-and-email businesses generate all year. Our challenges are compounded by the fact that most storage devices designed to contain this volume of data are targeted at medium to large business IT budgets.
You know you’re supposed to back up regularly, but when you’re constantly running out of hard drive space, it gets to be a bit of a headache just managing where everything is kept! Perhaps you’ve looked at NAS or Drobo type devices (and many of those are awesome products with lots of cool features) but what’s a good alternative when you want to do it for a lower cost-of-entry, or you want an inexpensive backup to a NAS product you already own? [Edit 4/20/2015: Since writing this, I’ve had so many bad experiences with Drobo that I would not recommend them to anyone. Continue reading Expandable Storage Pools in Windows 8