Last year, I gifted myself with a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive. It is what I use now to store our photos. And by store, I mean in their rawest form – many are not yet organized properly.
I am a clicker-happy person and I do not delete shots, blurred, over-exposed, simply duplicate until I organize the pictures. And since I have been stalling on that organize-the-pictures project for so long now, I have not exhausted that 500GB.
And since I do not work outside our home anymore, I do not have a need to bring the HD with me all the time. I kept it in our desk and I only get it when I am transferring new photos.
Then there is this discussion in my community about where the moms store their pictures. I would not say I am 100% confident that my HD will never conk out on me. But not transporting it gives me a feeling that it has less chances of happening, thus, I do not store the photos anywhere else. I know, I know. I cannot be too sure. Which returns me to the title of this post.
Where can I back-up our pictures with the maximum benefits but minimum cost? Should I burn them in DVDs? Should I buy another HD? Share with me your thoughts.