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200$ Storage Solution

Hello, I'm looking for a storage solution for all my families digital photos.

Currently they are all on sketchy external hard drives and a really old "Personal Cloud" that takes hours to show up when plugged in. I'm wondering how hard would it be to get them on a NAS or something of that nature. Whats the best way to set up a storage device to store about 0.5 tb of extremely important pictures? Id like it to stay around 200$USD but if more is required for an optimal solution that's fine. I'm new here so please be specific with your answers.

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buy a bunch of 1tb external hdd's , backup everything to one of them , clone it to the others , then store them all in different locations. one at home / at work / relatives house / bank box

that should make for a very redundant backup

one thing i would avoid is spending 200$ on a single storage device in a single location. sure it might be more elegant but it wont be as redundant and fireproof

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What are some good external hard drives? I would also like to put them on a digital backup online is there any recommended online backup services?

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8 minutes ago, LittleGr33nMen said:

What are some good external hard drives? I would also like to put them on a digital backup online is there any recommended online backup services?

Just get some 2TB Barracudas and clone the data to them, then store one in the house and one in a bank safe deposit or something

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You could get a WD MyBook Duo, its an external enclosure with 2 disks that comes preconfigured in RAID-1 (mirror). 

Or you could get one of these, and 2 disks you can afford: https://www.amazon.com/Synology-bay-DiskStation-DS218j-Diskless/dp/B076G6YKWZ

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2 hours ago, emosun said:



one thing i would avoid is spending 200$ on a single storage device in a single location. sure it might be more elegant but it wont be as redundant and fireproof

If my house burns down, thats the least of my worries. Also i can access my files whenever i want whereever i want without any dongles. If i need more storage, i order some drives off amazon. If someone decideds to upload something, it instantly syncs with everyone elso. I would avoid spending money on a house, just buy a metal tent, its more fireproof.

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4 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

If my house burns down, thats the least of my worries. Also i can access my files whenever i want whereever i want without any dongles. If i need more storage, i order some drives off amazon. If someone decideds to upload something, it instantly syncs with everyone elso. I would avoid spending money on a house, just buy a metal tent, its more fireproof.

what?

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1 minute ago, Firewrath9 said:

Nas are good

k neato

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