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Chris Bishop
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« on: September 04, 2009, 08:19:30 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?
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 11:05:33 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.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 11:17:34 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.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 01:10:02 AM »

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.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 08:25:39 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.

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