Hello everyone…havent been around for a while. Busy at work and home.
anyway, I have been thinking of getting a new home computer. Possiu=iuby desktop, possibly laptop. I have a desktop now (in the basement) and many times just grab the work laptop for convenience but I want to have a newer home unit.
That said, most computers these days have “small” SSD drives and the thought is maybe I am best hosting my media Movies/Photos (lots and lots of those)/design work/etc on an External Drive. THEN get 1-2 Backups for these and maybe even a cloud-based backup.
I’ll be buying a newer Mac with USB-C/Thunderbolt (maybe USB 3 for iMac). Some at work have suggested I just get regular Externals (HDD) instead of pricier SSD and they’d be fine. Some said RAID/NAS can be more expensive and that a couple backups are just as fine. one Photographer here said he uses a Mirror External box with second External - 2 are for main storage and the second external backs up one of the mirrored drives, then BackBlaze I think for Cloud.
Anyway, what are YOUR methods for storage and backups. Thanks in advance and ask away if you want any further clarification about my needs.