Saturday, August 11, 2012
30 Before 30: Photos & music backups!
"6. Organize and back up my music and photos."
This one has really been coming along for me! For Christmas last year, I asked my parents for external hard drives, and received two of them!
In addition, I had bought this little guy on Black Friday last year for a steal:
It works pretty well, and is easy to use. The only thing is that it takes time to scan each and every film negative, so I've only broken it out a couple of times while I was watching TV.
I've also been getting old negatives digitized at my local Costco. For the film I can't do myself, it's costing about $2.99/roll to have them put onto DVD, which is completely worth it to me!
I use one of the hard drives for a full backup of my hard drive, in case our computer ever crashes. I try to update it about once a month, so we would never lose too much. Then, I use another one JUST for a second backup of my photos. If I think about what I would save in a fire, it would be my camera, and this drive. Everything else can be replaced, but those photos are super important.
I am going to consider this task complete, though I do still have the goal of digitizing my old VHS home videos as well. And I recently got a deal certificate for just that, so we're good to go now!