Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Photo storage consideration when buying new MBP

    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2009
    Posts
    2
    Photo storage consideration when buying new MBP
    I'm about to buy a new late-2013 MPB but don't know what size SSD to get. I currently have a Windows laptop with a 640Gb HD of which easily half is taken up with photos. I could conceivably get away with a 512Gb SSD, but I'm sure that within a year or two that would be completely full, but the cost of a 1TB SSD makes me want to explore other solutions.

    Is it possible to store my photos on a Time Capsule in a way that iPhoto (seamlessly) finds them (and saves new ones) there instead of locally on my MBP? Also because the TC backs up the MBP then does this lead to the photos being stored twice (therefore taking up twice the space)? If so then I'd have to think carefully between the 2Tb and 3Tb models.

  2. #2
    Photo storage consideration when buying new MBP
    Deckyon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2011
    Location
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Posts
    1,291
    Specs:
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    Large amounts of photos, get an external hard drive. I have my iPhoto and Aperture apps pointed to a WD NAS drive (4TB) hooked up on my network for all my photos and videos.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

  3. #3
    Photo storage consideration when buying new MBP

    Member Since
    Apr 24, 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    602
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.8 GHz
    You will need a large fast, USB3 will be fine, external hard drive. If your storage drive fails you lose everything, so you need to back that up too. Use carbon copy cloner to clone to an identical drive after any file editing or adding raw files, It will simply scan and only add new and changed files. Don't erase your cards until files are on both drives. The other option is a raid with built in redundancy, that minimises the risk, but it can still screw up or be stolen. Yet another option is a web based backup service. I've seen so many time machine backups screwed and not restoring I wouldn't personally trust them. Not an easy choice to make unless your photos have minimal value to you.
    Steve
    UK

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Best USB to use for photo storage
    By Little Penguin in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-19-2013, 05:38 PM
  2. Photo storage
    By Photodudess in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-09-2012, 07:01 PM
  3. I Photo - storage space
    By eaglesclaw121 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-02-2011, 05:26 PM
  4. Photo Storage and Backup
    By robcohn in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-07-2010, 02:55 PM
  5. Photo storage
    By tonsoffun18204 in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-07-2006, 10:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •