Taking a lot of photos lately and running out of room!

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    I just started the whole photography thing a few months ago and I'm taking too many pictures to store on my mac. What's the best way to store pictures? I've thought about burning them all on cds and keeping them in cd cases. Is there a better way to do it?
     
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    External hard drives are your best bet-- gigabyte for gigabyte they are cheaper and more usable than DVD/CDs
     
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    ^ +1

    price wise they're not tooo bad, and if you wait til black friday you can get a terabyte pretty cheap
     
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    Don't ever burn all those pictures on DVD's or Blu-Ray Discs or anything like that. These guys are right, a big external hard drive is the way to go.
     
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    Geaux No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You can get a 1TB internal drive for about $80-expensive (lol). Buy an external enclosure for 10-15, and you have a TB external for 100 bucks.
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    i just bought a 500 gig external hard-drive (the travel kind) for a total of 140, with a 2 year warranty. works great for holding all my photos!
     
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    Dont forget to have a copy in at least 2 places, one should be remotely located.
     
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    ..and in a firesafe. ;)
     
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    or virtual:)
     
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    Yep, I use Carbonite, in addtion to an external for backup. I was going to do dual external Hard Drive backup and keep on in my locked drawer at work, or fire safe at home. I guess I figured what's the point if I have online backup. I may end up doing both though.
     
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    You also need to send them into orbit. You know, just in case!
     
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    Dude, orbiting backup is basically standard issue for pros.
     

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