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Old Apr 2, 2013, 10:40 AM   #31
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After all that did not answer the OP question!

Yes I use multiple external HD's and a NAS for backups, even with usb3 and a gigabit network they are to slow for actual work with hundreds of images to be processed at a time.

Here is a couple of speed up tips,
to accelerate lightroom move the lightroom catalog and thumbnail folders to a fast SDD drive. About the only tweak you can do to speed it up.

Placing the Photoshop cache on a SDD will also help to speed it up if it needs to start using the cache.

Same goes for the Windows swap file.

This will speed you up, but will greatly drive the cycle time of the sdd up, which will speed up its time to failure . Vicious cycle
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 10:51 AM   #32
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Yup, whacked them, even tried the freezer trick.
And I bought a pile of external ide/sata to usb adapter cables to try to recover myself.

One of the drives did start to spin you could hear the motor whirring and the head thumping nonstop, PC even recognized it but no directories were visible.

Don't know how they did it, but we got 16gB data back that contained the important accounting and tax files and bonus documents folder that had all our correspondence and contact info.

Never run without taking backups again !!!

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Did you try giving any of those 1TB drives a wack?
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 9:23 PM   #33
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I use a portable 500gb hdd. You could buy a 1TB now for $89. They are small enough to place into a safe deposit box.Forget DVDs and Bluray; yes, per disc they are cheaper, but storage is a pain. Also, SSDs and USB drives are too expensive. Tape drives are good, but hardly used by anyone.
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