Lesson learned… by rhoing

Lesson learned…

External hard drive failed. It's where I put the photos for my camera. Most are backed up online, but a few years ago our DSL service was so bad, I got out of the habit of backing up online. Here's hoping Seagate can recover a lot of them.

I have had reason to download images from a couple of places where I backed up photos online and the results were less-than-satisfactory. (The images were sampled down or the video would not play.) So I'm searching for a new place to reliably back up photos online.

Meanwhile, with so many paperless statements and records with credit card and financial services companies, I need to back up those documents, so this is what I'm doing with these thumb/USB drives, while my HDD goes back to Seagate…

BTW, there was no warning whatsoever that anything was amiss. The drive wouldn't mount and be recognized by the OS (Win10).

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Not good news
July 18th, 2020  
Yikes! I save my photos to an external hard drive, also. I "try" to back them up to Shutterfly, but that means they have to go as jpg files. But at least they are "safe" and I can print them and also just go to their website and "see" them.
Hope Seagate is successful!!
July 18th, 2020  
Urgh, technology is amazing as long as it works. My computer crashes 2 month ago... big PIA.
July 18th, 2020  
@thewatersphotos I used to shoot both raw and jpg, but found that I did not—at the time—want to sink the time into editing raw files, so I only shoot in jpg now. (Also took a lot longer to download both formats to my laptop.)

When we have photos “printed,” we now get canvases rather than photo enlargements. The canvas medium means that razor-sharp images are not needed … even for the 30×40" canvas in our kitchen, which was printed from a scanned dSLR print from 2008.

I may need some of those old raw-format files to replace the jpg's that were not recoverable from the HDD failure. I haven't gone down that rabbit hole yet; many or most photos seem to have been recovered, but it certainly isn't 100%.
July 19th, 2020  
@rhoing Good to hear most were recovered!
July 19th, 2020  
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