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Old Oct 30, 2005, 8:08 PM   #1
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Where is a good place to store Photos online?

I would like to store the whole picture if possible. What do you use?

I am up too over 3000 photos and running low on hard drive.
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 8:30 PM   #2
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RP33, I would recommend storing them on CD's or DVD's rather than online. Jim
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 8:44 PM   #3
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i agree. online servers can crash, too. or the website simply goes away because the people who own it don't wanna maintain it anymore. it's okay to keep photos there for posting on forums and the like, but if you have really good pics you want to keep permanently, burn 'em onto a CD. that way, you'll always know where they are, and you'll have control over their destiny. besides, with CD's so cheap, there's no reason not to! :G
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 8:31 AM   #4
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I agree with the others on storing on CDs or DVDs. But if you want use an online service try http://www.zoto.com/ It's free and you get 2gb of space. Originals can be uploaded.
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 11:12 AM   #5
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While I use CDs and DVDs I also use external hard drives and feel theymay be as good if not better than most systems and they are getting cheaper all the time.

I am pretty sure I saw a 160gb one for 90 bucks in the Sunday paper.
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 11:17 AM   #6
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Gene - I've been thinking of getting one of those 160g external hd's specificaly for image files. Can they be easily plugged in and out from the usb port? ie, no system crashes. I'd rather not leave it permanently connected tying up a usb port.
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 11:26 AM   #7
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Yeah, there should be no problems with USB disks. I own myself a 160gig drive too. And also many friens of mine do.
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 1:27 PM   #8
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Yup: external HDs for storing, DVD for archiving.
But be carefull with cheap DVDs, there are so many fakes with real bad quality.
Unplugging USB is no problem with XP - detach button. I am still working with Win98 SE - no problems, but please don't detach while writing!
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 3:06 PM   #9
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I really have no problem with plugging or unplugging it works about like a card reader.

For here at home I have it plugged into an externalPowered USB port but not very often turned on, but on a trip I just plug it into the Laptop every couple days and backup the photos on the laptop.

No crashes with XP.

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Gene - I've been thinking of getting one of those 160g external hd's specificaly for image files. Can they be easily plugged in and out from the usb port? ie, no system crashes. I'd rather not leave it permanently connected tying up a usb port.
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 3:23 PM   #10
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Nice idea Thanks
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