Storing digital pictures

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Posted 5th Feb
What do you do guys? Do you buy back up drives (maybe 2 of them to back up the back up) or do you use a cloud service? If yes which one. A couple of years ago i had an external seagate 4tb failing on me, it had all of our pictures (the drive was 13 months old, did not drop it on the floor etc). I took it a data recovery specialist and was told that it was a mechanical problem and he could not do it himself. My best best was to send it back to Seagate. To cut a story short, Seagate agreed to try to fix for nothing (so fingers crossed that i can get my pictures back) and they will send back a new drive with whatever they can retrieve. But now i am thinking going forward, (i have already bought another external drive), do i back everything twice, or do i use a cloud service. TIA
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I use Google free storage and Amazon prime storage
.....and a large usb thumb drive at a friend's house, drawer at work etc. At a second location, basically.
I have several copies of my pictures and videos just in case that happens to me

They are backed up on my PC
On a NAS (dual drive for backup)
Google Photos
And more recently One drive (got the £45 deal for office 365)

Yeah Google photos is free and all in one place so do like that, but as I record in 4k loses the quality, which is why I went for one drive
I have a 2TB external drive, and a 3TB single disk NAS - in addition, if it's important it also goes on to Google Driver or Photos
Google photos high quality is unlimited and free, I also use Prime, & I backup special photos in RAW or HIGH JPEG on my iCloud..

They are on my PC HDD as well, but Physical is not a safe backup anymore.
Edited by: "MrSprkle" 5th Feb
Ours go up to google photos,
also auto backup to a Microserver which if 2 drives fail at the same time we are still covered.

Got a hdd at mother in laws but not been updated in a couple of years.
Thanks people, Google photos it is then, plus a physical drive, which i will probably double and leave somewhere else. I actually also have prime which i use mainly for my orders on Amazon and some videos watching, I did not know they were also backing up photos
Flickr for un edited jpegs. RAW files and any created jpegs form Capture One duplicate stored on local drives. I'm very messy on the procedure though and it's something I need to get on to of
I have photos duplicated on my pc and a hard drive and I also have physical copies in an album. I generally wait for a 50 prints for 99p offer and buy any that I couldn't before the offer ran out. There's just something about looking through a photo album I enjoy
I back them up twice in the house, 1 kept in a fire and waterproof safe and also another at a friends house .
It's not either or. Do both.
jeannot1805/02/2020 17:45

Thanks people, Google photos it is then, plus a physical drive, which i …Thanks people, Google photos it is then, plus a physical drive, which i will probably double and leave somewhere else. I actually also have prime which i use mainly for my orders on Amazon and some videos watching, I did not know they were also backing up photos


Both the prime and the Google drive have to be activated.
I remember reading a thread about a poor woman who thought her baby photos were being backed up on Google but they were not.
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