The other day, I was running our periodic file backup on our home computers. What I do is back up all personal files (pictures, documents, etc.) from each PC onto an external USB hard drive. I then back up each of the drives onto a consolidated drive. I need to get a system in place where I keep the central drive offsite, in the event that something happens to our house, but for now, it does keep the data intact, and gives at least two levels of failure in the event of a computer or hard drive crash.
While running the backup, I noticed that we were starting to run low on space on the consolidated drive as well as the drive used to back up the laptop that my wife uses. This makes sense because she’s recently started using a higher end camera, taking more photos, and storing them, all which are going to mean increased demand for storage capacity.
Knowing that my dad has a good eye for deals, especially on electronics, I asked that he keep an eye out for a good deal on a bigger drive.