Getting Organized with External Hard Drives, Clouds and More
After filling up another external hard drive. I knew I had to make a change.
When it comes to photography “workflow” or photo archiving, I pretty much stink at it. It didn’t start off that way, in the beginning it made complete sense to save files just how my camera intended by date and year. I would laugh when my mother would call up and say things like, “can you send me the picture where miss m is wearing pink and in the backyard smiling.”
Why? Because if she didn’t know the date, I would have to scroll through a slew of dated folder to find it. That should have been my first clue. Then the years flew by and I kept on snapping away. Now my picture archive has gotten out of control. Once my computer hard drive filled up I purchased an external drive, then that drive filled up so I bought another one and another one.
You get the idea.
It became a pain whenever I wanted to use my computer as a laptop, because not only would I have to grab the computer but I would also have to travel with several external hard drives. Have you ever tried balancing a computer mouse and several hard drives with their perspective cords on your laptop so you can relocate your work station?
It wasn’t until after my fourth external hard drive and my constant complaining about having an Unportable laptop, that we decided to test out the Western Digital My Book Live. My Book Live is personal cloud storage.
Which means, now I can view my photos from any computer from anywhere in the house. I’m now officially wire-free, well aside from the power cord to my laptop. If anyone knows of a good PC laptop that has a long battery life. Please, please let me know.