External storage ideas for new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pigpen29, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Pigpen29 macrumors newbie

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    Trying to decide what the best option will be for my situation. I currently own a single PC, ipad2, and 27" iMac. I am selling the iMac and iPad and replacing them with a 13" MBP with the 256 ssd and 8gb ram. I will do some intermediate Lightroom photo editing and similar video editing on my MBP.

    I would like to backup my new laptop as a clone and store all my other photos and videos and music on an external source.

    I was thinking maybe a NAS in raid 1 with all the photos and videos. This would leave me the ability to access via my PC as well right? Could I also put a clone on a separate partition of that NAS?

    How well would the speed be when working with photos in Lightroom with a gigabit backbone on my local home network?

    Would this work well? Any better ideas?
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    I have all my media folders (Pictures, Music, Documents, Videos..etc) on an external LaCie 2BIG 6TB. I do not need to try to carry all that stuff around in the field. I use iTunes to put 400+ CDs on my iPhone and edit photos on my iPad. No need to take up expensive SSD space for those files. My backup is a Lacie 2d 6TB used by Time Machine.

    Always include a separate backup drive as a basic component in your plans. Never try to use part of the backup drive for a media/library drive. When you lose that drive (all drives fail eventually) you lose the data and the backup. That is very bad karma. ;)
     
  3. Pigpen29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MCAsan. I should of stated I intended to also have a single drive that would be a clone of the NAS that I would backup once a month or so and store outside of the house.

    Does time machine on your LaCie d2 backup your MBP + your LaCie 2big NAS?
     

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