Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DX4 Mounting Station for Mac Pro

Looking to cram more storage inside your Mac Pro? Check out the DX4 Mounting Station from TransIntl. It's an easy way to add up to 8TB more storage without having to buy an external case. Of course, we'd configure it as a RAID 1 for redundancy with SoftRaid.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fall Color Guide

Headed to Yosemite to photograph autumn color? Check out this handy guide from the Park Service on what colors you can see and where you can see them!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

SSDs for Rugged Storage

by Rich Seiling

If you are looking for super rugged storage for your photographs while in the field, you should look at the new Solid State Disks (SSD) that are hitting the market.

While there are only a few vendors for these drives right now, that will change soon, and prices should drop dramatically. This will likely make SSDs the standard for rugged field storage.

An SSD is more rugged than a hard drive because there are no moving parts, which means it’s far less susceptible damage if it’s dropped or otherwise abused. Hard disk drives, on the other hand, have many of moving parts that can go out of whack if handled roughly.

How much do they cost? Look at this pricing from Other World Computing for their Mercury On-The-Go Pro Drives using SSD:

64GB $279.99
128GB $449.99
256GB $729.99

Currently, traditional hard drives cost far less per GB, but considering the rigors of field photography, the ruggedness of an SSD may be worth it to you.

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