I've been testing out the Xcellon DRD-401 Four-Bay hard drive enclosure as a large local storage for backing up photos. Here's my hands-on review.
Backing up Photos
You want your photos to be safe. Here are posts related to various methods of backing up your photos, from mobile devices for when you're on the go to cloud backup options that work well for photographers.
There are several different apps that can automate and schedule backups of photo archives to different cloud storage providers. CloudBerry is one of the simplest, and it works with a wide range of cloud services.
The new NextoDI NVS2801 memory card backup device will especially be of interest to photographers shooting with CFAST 2.0 or XQD memory cards.
My hands-on review of the new ColorSpace UDMA3 portable memory card backup device.
Hard drive docks for naked hard drives have been available with USB interfaces for several years. Now there's a new dock with a Thunderbolt interface that promises up to double the speed. But it's not going to be a good fit for everyone.
The RAVPower FileHub isn't easy to categorize, but it aims to solve several problems at once for travelers with digital devices. Here's how it works.
The Digital Foci Picture Porter Advanced is feature-packed. Here's how it stacks up in real-world use for backing up photos without a computer while traveling.
The WD MyPassport Wireless is a portable hard drive that can be used to stream media to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. But it's also a cost-effective option for backing up your photos while traveling.
Syncovery is a program that offers extreme flexibility in where, what, how, and when to back up photos to the cloud, local hard drives, or network drives.
Memory card backup devices combine a battery-powered hard drive with a memory card reader so you can back up your photos and videos without a computer. Here's my hands-on review of the ColorSpace UDMA2.
A hands-on review of the NextoDI ND2901 portable memory card backup device for backing up photos and videos from memory cards to a hard drive without using a computer.
A roundup of some of the best options for small, reliable external hard drives that are perfect for backing up your images while traveling.
Amazon Prime Photos and Amazon Cloud Drive now offer unlimited storage for your photos. I took it for a spin and see how they perform as ways to back up photos to the cloud.
Using bare hard drives can be a cheaper and less cluttered way of making external hard drives. Here's an option for turning any hard drive into an external hard drive.
Storing and backing up your photos in the cloud is now a viable option. But not every cloud storage service is a good fit for serious photographers. Here's a rundown of some of the best options.