At the conclusion of a journey, I bring back the many memories and stories that I have documented. This also marks the start of a very busy period of work. It goes without saying that I will first save a copy of all the photos from my camera’s memory to my computer. Next, I will check and refine my photos, finely editing for light, color, warmth, etc., in order to convey different feelings and emotions. After this I will render my photos into appropriate sizes for sharing.
In the past I have used external hard drives to backup my photo collections, but found that these drives provided slow transfer speeds, were not convenient to carry and had limited capacity. If capacity is not enough or I encounter a problem with the hard disk, I would have to move my data to a new hard disk piece by piece. Sometimes I would also have to tediously weed out the shots that I didn’t want in order to free up storage space. Day by day, I started to amass a large collection of external hard disks, with my data being spread out among all of them, making it difficult to search for specific files. But because of improvements in Internet technology, and due to a friend’s recommendation, I have started to use a NAS, which has helped to solve my long-time backup problem.
In Addition to Photography
Those that love photography will agree with me that backup is paramount. Each photo is not just a photo. It represents what a photographer has seen and felt, and it records an individual’s personal journey. Commonly, users will first backup copies of their photos on their computer although additional backups are also a must.
However, the ASUSTOR AS-602T NAS has changed my storage methods. I have discovered that a NAS can save and backup simultaneously, helping me save time. As the AS-602T is a 2-bay NAS, I can install 2 4TB hard disks and the system will help me create a storage volume with a mirrored backup (RAID 1) during the installation process. This means that whenever I save files to the NAS, the files will be saved 2 times, once on each hard disk, giving me worry-free data protection. In addition to storage, there is a problem that creates headaches for many people: organizing and filing their photos. In the past when I was using external hard disks for storage, I would have to buy a separate disk for each year or trip in order to make it easier to find specific items. But now that I am using the AS-602T, I can create shared folders and subfolders, using them to neatly organize my photo collections. Because of this function, I have bought larger capacity hard disks in order centrally store all of my photos on the NAS.