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    Seagate Webinar August 4th : Backing up and storing your digital files (including photos)

    On the evening of 2nd August 2011, Ausphotography and Seagate will be hosting a webinar specifically for Ausphotography members. The discussion and information session will be about backing up your valuable digital files (photos). Seagate specialists will be taking everyone through a presentation and then answering a series of questions that AP members put to them.

    Initially we planned a chat session, but considering we could get quite a few Ausphotography members in a chat, it might become logistically challenging and unwieldy, so if you have a question regarding digital storage solutions you would like a specialist from Seagate to answer, please post it in this thread. All questions (even duplicated questions) will be provided to Seagate late on Wednesday (27th July) and they will compile them and try to cover as many as possible during the webinar.

    More information on the actual webinar and how to access it, will be provided during this coming week.

    Ausphotography and Seagate are looking forward to this, it is a first for Ausphotography and I hope the members benefit from the experience of being able to discuss their backup and storage solutions direct with Seagate, who are innovators in the development of digital storage solutions.

    So, ask your questions below:
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    Excellent innovation

    I'll be keen to join in, I love seagate stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Excellent innovation

    I'll be keen to join in, I love seagate stuff
    So think up a great question and post it here!

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    As most of you know I work in IT at a senior level, so some leading questions to kick things off.


    Q1. What is Seagate's view on backing up the cloud?
    Given a recent hack attack that wiped out 4,800 web sites including their backups it is clear if you put something out on the cloud you also need to backup your cloud data locally.


    Q2. For the average home user, they may backup (good), but do they also keep an off-site backup (even better)?
    What Seagate products help in this regard and what backup strategies do Seagate recommend?


    Q3. I actually don't care about backups, I do care that I can restore!
    What do Seagate recommend in terms on regular testing of backup integrity (i.e. that you can restore)?


    Q4. What Seagate products are recommended for auxiliary storage for large photographic catalogues?
    Eg. If you use Digital Asset Management (DAM) (Aperture, Lightroom etc) looking after 100's or 1000's of GB of raw images, you need a lot of flexible storage.
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    What sort if hard drives are more prone to failure

    What safeguards re failure can you take

    With the cloud and nbn are the days of local storage numbered ?

    How low will prices go

    What's the fastest and best transfer method to use. Ie usb3 etc, anything new here ?

    Are seagate planning to network their hard drives ? Maybe do already

    What's the biggest mistake you see

    Can hard drives be recovered after they fail

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    Why do external hard-drives need 'power-packs'? Can the power-pack be included inside the HDD case for ease of transport/use, having an external power-pack can be annoying.

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    NOTICE: Last day to get your questions in for Seagate for the Webinar. So if you have a question, please post it here before 6.00PM today. Thanks!
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    I dont even have an External Hard drive, All my storage is for TIF and RAW photo files , At present I still burn everything to CD-R or DVD-R , My knowledge on this is very limited , What could you suggest from your range that would suit my needs , Just a keen amature - Cheers Bill , Sorry for a very basic question, But I'm guessing there is a few of us in the same position
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    Thanks everyone, the questions posed above have been forwarded to Seagate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Can hard drives be recovered after they fail
    This!

    Every Seagate drive I own and have owned has failed - internal HDDs and external desktops etc. Currently trying to recover all my files from my Seagate external 500GB Serial Number:2GHJ33Z0
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    CHANGE OF DATE: Seagate have requested a change of date to the 4th August


    See the new thread here, on registering to take part in the Seagate / Ausphotography Webinar

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    Does that mean I can post a question Rick, if so "are you better off backing up onto several smaller drives of say a couple of gig rather than onto 1or 2 large terrabyte drives"
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    Questions have closed, but I will send yours to Seagate and see what they can do, Wilky

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