And now, the moment of truth - Getting everything to work together. You have your Large Scale RAID Enclosure and your NAS, backing your work up, both locally and via the internet. However many photographers and media industry professionals like to have a portable, pocket sized storage device to take with them between studios or sites. With Data Transfer technology (both wired and wireless) becoming faster and more independent of power resources - there is no excuse not to have a USB 3.0, Firewire 800 or even Thunderbolt connected drive in your pocket. First up, lets take a closer look at what is HOT in USB 3.0. Don't forget, USB3.0 is compatible with USB 2.0, so it will be an easy upgrade.
The LaCie Rugged Triple Connect Case USB2+USB3+FireWire800 9000448
Next, let's look at those long standing trojans of the Digital Connection community. Lets look at external bridging solutions that include Thunderbolt, eSATA, LAN, Firewire, USB 3.0 and even USB2.0. If you need to have all your devices working in harmony, then it is worth thinking about those devices that encompass all these connections together.
The LaCie 2TB Thunderbolt Case 9000489 USB3+Thunderbolt
Akitio Thunderbolt2 Hub T2D-THSB3IAS-AKTU TB2, eSATA, USB3 and FW800
Then again, if you have made it this far, then you have more than likely already got your Backup Storage, your Archive Storage and your connections between them in place. All you need now is that perfect, external and most of all portable Backup that gets the job done as quickly as possible. Let's talk Thunderbolt portable storage - Where capacity meets SPEED!
Top Tip - RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. It works as a means spreading your data across several drives yet still maintaining the ability to recover data if 1 drive fails. There are many kinds of RAID, Ranging from RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and many more variations. Each weighs up the Pros and Cons of Capacity vs Redundancy (safety).