It never ceases to amaze me how often one of my friends will come over and ask me, “Why do you have so many hard-drives?” To which all I always answer, “to hold all of my photographs.” Now eight Buffalo Terastations certainly is a lot of primary and backup drives but they do serve a very important purposes. To protect the images that I will never get back again if lost. Interesting how important a series of mathematical equations can be. a new appreciation I found isn’t so much in my digital library but more in my portable drives.
As technology gets better so is the importance of getting new drives. Faster, Smaller, bigger capacities, lower energy consumption, better cooling drives. Well all those old ones have an important purpose still. Besides just a basic travel primary and backup drive, there is also a need for a project drive and a traveling gallery drive. It amazes me how photographers don’t carry a drive around with a backup gallery in case it’s needed on the road. It’s saved my butt a couple times. Then again if it’s too the point where your desk is overflowing, they do make great stocking stuffer’s.