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DAM Stuff => Backup Strategies and Tools => Topic started by: Chris Bishop on September 04, 2009, 01:19:30 AM



Title: USB Memory sticks
Post by: Chris Bishop on September 04, 2009, 01:19:30 AM
How reliable are they? I can keep my volatile data on one and carry it between work and home daily. LR catalogue (not previews) etc. Is it better or worse than a laptop HDD that I used for the same purpose?
Chris Bishop


Title: Re: USB Memory sticks
Post by: george on September 05, 2009, 04:05:33 AM
Hi Chris.  I've used usb sticks to carry image and non-image files back & forth to work on a daily basis for years.  They're slower than laptop HDDs but I've not had a problem otherwise.
--George


Title: Re: USB Memory sticks
Post by: Chris Bishop on September 06, 2009, 04:17:34 AM
I use a laptop HDD as my weekly swappable. I am using my USB stick as a daily backup ( with the laptop HDD), as a different media - part of the 1.2.3 . idea.
Chris Bishop


Title: Re: USB Memory sticks
Post by: peterkrogh on September 07, 2009, 06:10:02 PM
Chris,
I think that flash memory is on par with hard drive memory for basic reliability (which means - trust, but verify).
IF these are not validated transfers, and the copy will frequently be replacing original files, there is some exposure there.
Ideally, you would use validated transfers, if practical.
Peter


Title: Re: USB Memory sticks
Post by: Ken on September 14, 2009, 01:25:39 PM
Chris,

In addition, or as an alternate, to a USB memory stick, have you considered a service like Dropbox or PogoPlug?  Drop box will also keep files in sync, with version control, and PogoPlug lets you create your own "personal cloud" so you can control the data storage.

--Ken