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Old 12-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All!

I have been charged with providing a secure backup system for my family's entire photo library, which at the current count is just over 16gb. I have looked into various USB drives but haven't been able to find one that fits the following requirements:
  • Must have a large capacity (500GB +)
  • Must be safe and long lasting (all USB drives seem to fail after a certain time)
  • Must be easy to use and access data
I have looked into Apple Time Machines as well but have heard that they can fail too.

My question is this, what are my options for a secure backup system that fits the above requirements?

Thanks in advance!

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It's odd that you mention "secure" in the title but not in the requirements. Do you mean secure as in protected from malicious/unauthorised users or do you mean secure as in keeping the data safe from accidental deletion and mechanical failure?

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google's picasa has a lot of free space, but for $5.00 a year you can have 20 Gb of storage. seems like a pretty good deal.

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