To Clear or Not to Clear?

I recently found out that I accidentally deleted some important photos that I had taken in some of my older assignments and workshops. Frankly, this sucks as now I can’t get them back anymore (well I can if I try) but I definitely need to be more mindful of that already.

Even with the prices of harddisks going down, it is rather unacceptable for me to do that so my next purchase would be a 500Gb hard disk for me to store all of my work as well as an additional 500Gb hard disk to act as a storage backup. I won’t be getting them anytime soon at the moment (until my current hard disks are full) but I am really running on a risk here as I do not have any backup solutions available at the moment.

Anyone heading to Lowyat anytime soon? Let me know what are the current prices for 500Gb sized hard disks and an external exclosure for the hard disk. Preferbly in the 3.5″ size. I know that the PC Fair is going on this weekend but I will be in Penang attending a workshop (mentioned here) hence I will be missing the fair completely.

Feeling a little impatient lately as things are not going as fast as I would hoped for it to be as I am currently awaiting a new piece of equipment to arrive. At the mean time, I do hope to negotiate more wedding photography jobs. Praying that I do get those jobs (one in May, one in October and finally one more in December). God has been good recently and indeed, He is awesome.

  • Hi Mark, I can get the drive and casing for you if you like. Alex and I have checked out prices in PJ (no need to go so far to Lowyat!) and you can still get pretty competitive prices. Will let you know the cost of it. IDE or SATA?

  • The price of 500Gb has gone down quite a bit. I'm running 2x 320 + 2 x 500 on a separate archive machine. Have too-lah, need to backup me & my wife's photos too 🙂

    Thinking of replacing the 320s with a pair of 750s. I use rsync to sync the disks every hour.

  • Hi Grace,

    Thanks for the offer, need to save up for those disks at the moment.

    Wah Eugene,

    So much space!!! Stop shooting in RAW 😛

    Remember what Louis said hehe

  • Alamak. Difficult-lah. Hey, but I have two or three cameras to backup plus all my film scans. Reminiscing about the days I brought 30 rolls of film on a trip… I guess you tend to shoot more on holidays. I mean I got about 6Gb just from a 4-day HK trip. Imagine in 2006 when I went to the US for 16 days! Plus I also do video. Not to Kee Sitt’s level, my video is super amateur but also sometimes, we do photos & video for church promo/announcements. I’m a pack-rat 🙂 and we both generate about 120Gb of photos annually.

    One day you can drop by for a cuppa 🙂

    BTW, I don’t know if this is any help, I’ve had six 3.5″ external enclosures die (4 friends, my wife’s and myself included) so I sort of don’t trust those anymore. Disks were OK though, just the power brick that died.