So I’ll be honest, the last time I was hyper up to date on PC hardware was back in college 20 some years ago. For the last 5 years or so, if it’ll run DCS that’s about all I’ve been worried about. Having a side gig as a professional photographer, I’ve got lots of digital pictures. Lots, I mean LOTS, of pictures. The vast majority are going to sit in storage until I die as it’s very unlikely a client will ever want them. However I occasionally get a request to license 2-3 more images from a shoot several years age etc. Also doing a lot of sports stuff, there’s always a chance someone will make it big. For example if I’d started a few years sooner, I would have had a couple games of Drew Bree’s playing in high school. Not earth shattering stuff, but certainly worth a few hundred dollars (and of course I stopped shooting local HS football right before Nick Foles started playing).
What the heck is best long term storage media for digital images/files/etc these days? I would have said tape 15 years ago, but now I don’t know. SSD’s being a type of flash memory, would seem to be a reasonable option if left somewhere with good environmentals. At least sturdier than HDD’s.
The drivers are going to filled, and then stored. If I have to find an image, I have everything fairly well sorted, so at most I’d have to look through 1 drive, and it would be a minimal amount of data access. Not near anything that would wear out an SSD normally.
Anyone have any insight or suggestions?