I recently lost (yesterday) a 3tb drive that had 20,000 NEF files on it . Luckily I had gotten the crashplan + with unlimited space. It took almost a month to get it uploaded about six months ago, but I can tell you, it paid for itself many times over yesterday. I am currently restoring a new drive and no loss of pictures. It will take 15 days to download it all, but I dont care. I lost nothing.
Word of advice for everyone, my drive was a La Clie, 3tb and crashed after six months.
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#1. "RE: backing up to the cloud" | In response to Reply # 0barrywesthead Nikonian since 06th Nov 2006Fri 18-Oct-13 09:54 AM
I love my LaCie monitor but have had two LaCie external drives die and will not consider them again. I've been told it is often the power supply that is the cause of death.
On the backup issue I have never quite got the cloud option. Using a $50 dual disk dockers a full backup can be made in hours and resynced periodically in minutes for about $100 for a 2TB drive. Pop the drive out of the docker and it's safely off-line. Do it again and you have double protection...
#2. "RE: backing up to the cloud" | In response to Reply # 1sabbey51 Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Wed 11-Dec-13 01:50 AM | edited Wed 11-Dec-13 01:55 AM by sabbey51
That's a terrible feeling when the drive fails. I'm really glad to hear that your recovery is going well. Both because it would have been terrible to loose all those photos, and because I'm pleased that Crashplan is successfully being used for a mass restore.
Neither one is sufficient, in my view. I have dual local drives (LaCie, although I may learn to regret that I guess) as well as Crashplan offsite.
The local drives give me very accessible, fast recovery.
The offsite protects against a fire or other physical damage to my home office.
The local and offsite drives are managed by different software (Time Machine and Crashplan, respectively) giving me protection against a software failure which damages the backup.
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