Do You Have An Off-Site BU Hard Drive?

An extra hard drive with all current shoots & documents like model releases are simply a must!  Cloud back works for most people but not for high volume shooters with terabytes or gigabytes of data. We tried an Cloud service once, after backing up 1 terabyte of data that took weeks and at the same time shooting stock the Cloud would never catch up.

It’s so simple to copy all your data to a extra hard drive & keep it at your friends or relative’s house. Easy to get too & it does not cost any monthly service, simple.

Recently we had a major fire at our home studio – please do not let this happen to you! And yes we had an off site backup!




Hard Drive Backup – Simple

I’ve been re-thinking my backup strategy & have come across a simple solution – removing all my older RAW files from my main working hard drives. Why do I really need these old files on my main hard drives anyway?  Copy them over to independent external hard drives by using a simple hard drive cradle – the cradle is USB 3.0 – you can use any brand hard drive in it, you can make two copies at the same time & is cheap storage. I also found these hi quality holders for the hard drives.

Just one of the reasons a hard drive fails in a standard external hard drive – like lacie, g-tech or many others is not the drive itself but the controller board within the external hard drive or the firewire/usb ports, power supply etc…

This simple system eliminates 50% of what can go wrong with an external hard.

Cost: StarTech usb cradle which can support up to an 4 TB hard drive: $60.00

Hard Drive Case


External hard drive backup system.

External hard drive backup system.