Solid State is The Way To Go!
If like me you worry about permanent storage solutions for your important jobs such as wedding photography, it is good to know that solid state memory is seriously coming down in price.
DVD’s used to be the norm for backing up as there was so little data to be stored and 4.7GB was ample (lol). Then came along digital photography and digital video and boom…now we need storage in the terabytes more often than not.
The problem with that is, most, if not all drives with moveable parts have a shelf life…just like DVD’s and Blu Ray disks which is disconcerting when you have a 1TB drive with all your precious information, images, video and documents on.
Solid state hard drives are a much better (and quieter) option and are coming down in price but are still, at the time of writing, pretty expensive for the larger capacities.
A great solution for me as a wedding photographer is to keep an entire wedding, RAW and processed JPEGS on a USB memory stick. They have no moving parts, are totally reliable and they are:
- Cord free
- Fit into most devices (including our TV)
Now that iBoutique have a 64GB USB flash drive for under £23, it has changed the game somewhat. I can now store an entire wedding on one of these drives and absorb the cost into the wedding income received.
I used to use larger hard drives with moving parts costing well over £100 each to hold 3 or 4 weddings so this option seems a no brainer!??!?
Would like to hear the thoughts of other wedding photographers…