In this digital age nothing is more important than the backup of our images. I covered my backup strategy for my wedding work awhile back here: Backup strategy for wedding photographers and am always looking at ways to improve my workflow to save time and make things even more safe.
Recently I heard of a new type of NAS storage unit in the works that looks very cool and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these to fully test out. It’s a fire and water resistant network attached storage (NAS) system that’ll enable data to be protected onsite while also being remotely accessible. It’s made by ioSafe (who also makes portable rugged drives) and is called the N2. With this you will be able to create a disaster proofed private cloud. It can be used as a local disk or also private cloud that you can give your clients access to specific files. It’s built around Synology technology and will enable secure hyperlinks to individual images to be created and sent to clients or access to be given to selected directories which will give us a ton of creative control for sharing our images.
A little more about the N2
- High performance 2-bay NAS
- Provides up to 8TB of storage capacity
- 2GHz Marvel CPU and 512MB memory.
- The N2 will use redundant hard drives as well as ioSafe’s patented DataCast, HydroSafe and FloSafe technologies to protect data from loss in fire up to 1550°F and submersion in fresh or salt water up to a 10 foot depth for 3 days.
Personally I would love a 4 or 6 disk bay NAS but 8TB still gives a good amount of storage and I love the additional peace of mind with having a fire and waterproof system.
This new project is being crowd-funded via Indiegogo. You can check it out here and contribute to the creation of the product to score some great deals on their other products. For example if you contribute $99 to this project you will get a $200 off their 2TB solo drive (which is also waterproof and fireproof and comes with free data recovery service in case of any drive issues!).
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