Recently I’m considering my half way out from big-techs companies cloud’s solutions, this involves my photo storage the most.
What I personally came up with is:
Having both external HDD and SSD
- This makes my backup more secure. Usually HDD can fail or can get broken by carrying those around, so having one SSD on the go would drastically reduce data loss. Then once back home I could make a copy on the HDD, so that I can have a double copy of the files “just in case”.
Using multiple SD card for my camera
- This brings back “old manners” where you could only take a certain amount of picture before running out of shots. With this basically the idea is to keep the picture stored in the SD card as long as the memory allows me, and once the capacity is over just buy a new SD card.
I’m not and I won’t consider a NAS solution.
Currently I have a Google One data plan, I’m paying 2,99€ - 3,38$/month for 200GB storage.
A SanDisk 128 GB SDXC card costs around 30€ - 33,94$, so basically for my personal usage with the amount of money I’m spending for a cloud storage I could easily cover the cost for a new SD card every 10 months which for the amount of picture I take it’s way more than enough.
I mainly wrote this topic to share ideas on data storage. I will appreciate suggestion and your personal view on this topic.