SanDisk 2TB SSD for photo backups

1 month 2 weeks ago #668898 by EOS Man
I saw this on sale on Amazon during Black Friday week for $200.  I skipped on buying and regret now, as the price is back up to $249.   I don't suppose you know anywhere that has these on sale for $200?  Or are there any that are comparable? 

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1 month 2 weeks ago #668902 by Nikon Shooter
For BU purposes, I would suggest you get yourself a server
quality HD of 2 or 3 times the capacity for much cheaper.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #668905 by effron
Maybe wait until post Christmas clearance?

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1 month 2 weeks ago #668929 by garyrhook
Suggest you get a RAID 1 (mirrored) backup system using spinny drives. It'll run you more than $200, but be much safer.

IMHO an SSD for backup is overkill. You don't need speed for backup media, you need reliability (thus my suggestion of mirroring).


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1 month 2 weeks ago #668946 by Bump N More
I have interest in this topic, which RAID system are you all using or recommend?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #668956 by Nikon Shooter

Bump N More wrote: I have interest in this topic, which RAID system are you all using or recommend?



I am using a QNAP (4x server HDs) Raid 5.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #669035 by Patrick G
I have a 5 Bay Drobo 5D3 with 60 TB


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1 month 2 weeks ago #669110 by KENT MELTON
Lacie has 5TB drives for $149 on Amazon that work just fine for this.  Transfer speeds aren't all that, but 130MB/s is likely quicker than some RAID speeds via wireless.  


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1 month 2 weeks ago #669113 by Nikon Shooter

KENT MELTON wrote: Transfer speeds aren't all that



Right, specially that backing is a background operation.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #669119 by effron

garyrhook wrote: IMHO an SSD for backup is overkill. You don't need speed for backup media, you need reliability (thus my suggestion of mirroring).


Roger that.....

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1 month 1 week ago #669331 by Fess Walker
LaCie makes a solid 5TB storage for about $150.  Transfer rate is much slower, but still will be quicker than wireless.  


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