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RAID Arrays for Photography and Pro Video

If you’re working with large media files, you’re probably going to need more storage than a single drive can provide. While you could just haphazardly put a bunch of drives together, a RAID array is a better alternative because it uses multiple drives together to increase speed, protect your data, or both. You can configure your own RAID array by using software, but an array with a hardware RAID controller will provide better performance. Try to stick to hard drives with the same size, speed, and even model for your RAID array, for optimal performance.

Choosing the Right Rugged Storage Drive for Active Lifestyles

External storage drives come in many forms. From SSDs and HDDs, you can have ample storage space or lightning–fast access to files. For compatibility with your systems, B&H carries portable drives that sport a variety of interfaces, such as FireWire, USB, or Thunderbolt. Of the two drive types, hard drives are more susceptible to failures since they retrieve data with a spinning platter–and–head design. Excess vibrations or drops can cause irreparable data loss, when the read-and-write head makes contact with the platter and scratches the magnetic data-storage surface.

Five Flash Drive Designs that Don't Look Typical

Instead of discussing super-compact or large-capacity USB drives, I wanted to introduce you to unique flash drive designs that will impress your friends while providing other benefits. These tech accessories have become an essential item to whomever uses a computer, by housing more than thousands of photos or dozens of full-length movies. From useful to cool, B&H carries a wide variety of non-typical USB flash drives that are designed to meet your everyday storage needs, as well as your sense of style.

Guide to Portable Hard Drives for the Travel Photographer

This summer, as you kick your feet up and sip from an ice-cold drink, the last thing you want to worry about is storage. It can drive many people crazy to rely on a semi-mysterious device to keep all of the precious memories and photographs of their most recent excursion safe, especially as they go about their travels. Hopefully, this portable hard drive guide can demystify the selection process and help you truly relax during your well-earned vacation.

NAS Servers Explained

In this B&H article, you can read all about NAS servers and how they can store vast amounts of your data.

10 Key Accessories for Photographers

Photographers love their gadgets, and gadgets are fantastic go-tos when gift-giving season rolls around. There’s certainly no shortage of toys on the market, but it's overwhelming figuring out what's worth the buy. If the photographer in your life hasn't provided you with a wish list, it feels like a shot in the dark trying to pick out what they need. This might help. Here are ten key photography accessories that make for awesome gifts.

1. White-Balancing Tools

LaCie Fuel: Truly Wireless Wi-Fi Storage

I’ve said it many times before: when buying a tablet, make sure it has an SD or microSD card slot so that you can enhance the tablet’s internal memory. Most tablets now include a dedicated media card reader slot, but some notables do not—and without an expansion option for memory, you’re left with a very expensive brick that will immediately be filled with photos, movies, and music. 32GB of internal memory (assuming that the system requirements don’t use more than half of the internal memory) will hold roughly 25 high-definition movies, 7,000 songs, and 11,000 photos at 8 megapixels each.

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The Best Storage and Drive Solutions

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: hard-drive storage is one of the most important components of any computer. We have some suggestions for hard drives that will fit most of your everyday needs. First, let’s start with what you’re going to do with a storage device, because it makes a difference regarding how much and what sort of drive you may need, or the kind of storage that would be most beneficial to you.

B&H Wedding Guide: On-Location Digital Workflow Hardware

While most photographers will concentrate on shooting the event they’ve been hired for, it can be beneficial to have a computer and other equipment on hand to back up your photos, squeeze in some editing and even make a quick slideshow that can be shown at the event.

B&H Wedding Guide: Electronic Wedding Albums and Digital Wedding Media

Physical wedding albums are an important keepsake for most couples. However, today’s newlyweds are increasingly using tablet computers and other digital media to keep an electronic photo album of their big day, and likewise, most wedding photographers have incorporated digital services into their offerings.

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