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I have a specific videofolder on my hard drive, 2 TB storage. Usually my video's are max 5 minutes, with a size under 1 GB. So there's plenty of space.
I didn't know that! Thank you so much that's awesome and I'll give it a tryWith multiple hard drives you can use Windows Storage Spaces or a purchased program like Stablebit Drivepool to create a single drive comprised of multiple drives and even have duplication. I started with Storage Spaces but it is an all or nothing for duplication so I switched to Drivepool which allows me to set which folders duplicate across drives just in case one fails.
I figured some might delete their videos once posted but this would mean if YouTube ever lost them or took them down they are gone so I keep all usable video footage I've taken. Granted I'm also the type of person that has all my photos backed up on my computer, google photos, and amazon photos just to be sure they are never lost.
Checkout services that backup to Amazon Glacier. Glacier is dirt cheap (cheapest per TB) and has a very high redundancy. When I say dirt cheap I mean dollars per month.
Yeah, depending on location, Glacier is roughly $4.50/month/terabyte. So it works out quite expensive with a lot of terabytes. Right now Backblaze has an unlimited package, but only for your local machine, like your internal disks, which is quite cheap. If you have a NAS or something like that, then you need the higher package which is more expensive and has limits. The current best provider by price for large storage is Google Business. A standard business account with one user offers 1TB of storage, but they not enforcing it and there are people with over 100TB in their Google Drive. As it's only a replication of your local data, it doesn't really matter if they start enforcing it and delete your stuff. Also look up "drive shucking", if you want to save money on internal storage by buying WD Elements one their monthly deals.Checkout services that backup to Amazon Glacier. Glacier is dirt cheap (cheapest per TB) and has a very high redundancy. When I say dirt cheap I mean dollars per month.
The better cloud services (MSFT, AWS, Google) run at 3x redundancy and have a 99.999999999% of object durability over a year. Your external hard drive has a significantly higher failure rateExternal hard drive is my go to. Not sure about storing my files in a cloud service. I just don't find them to be as "safe". Maybe in the future, but for now I'm sticking to my external hard drives