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Ampliación de almacenamiento y copias de seguridad: La lista de deseos de un creativo digital

I have written numerous articles on recommended and the fastest memory cards for DJI and GoPro. This article will be different and put the focus on storage solutions for expanding your desktop/laptop, and local backup. This post will cover from basic expansion up to far more elaborate setups for your digital storage needs.

I actually recently put together my own personal NAS cloud storage and that would be a great option if you feel comfortable going the DIY route which is more advanced compared to the scope of this article or have a lot of extra hard drives lying around.

I decided to include cloud backup providers in their own separate blog post to keep the word count reasonable in this guide.

Computer / Laptop Storage

You don’t want to spend countless precious moments looking over a multitude of hard drives to find your shots. I have found it best to have ample amounts of storage from your primary editing computer or laptop so files aren’t located across many disks. It becomes hard to differentiate if you have a file or not, especially if you have high-quality previews enabled in Lightroom.

NVME or SSD is worth considering for fast responsive storage that you can work from with you photo or video software.

NAS drives are best suited for archival use and 24/7 run-time, but at the drawback of slower transfer speeds compared to regular SSD or super-fast NVME storage. These are worth considering if you want to add additional slow storage to your computer or if you decide to go the NAS route.

How large are drone files?

DroneVideo Resolution1-Hour
Mavic Air 24K/60p, 2.7K/60p, 1080/240p
Max Video Bitrate: 120 Mbps
64 GB
Autel EVO II8K/25p, 6K/30p, 4K/60p
Max Video Bitrate: 120 Mbps
64 GB
Mavic 2 Pro4K/30p, 2.7K/60p, 1080/120p
Max Video Bitrate: 100 Mbps
45GB
Mini 24K/30p
Max Video Bitrate: 100 Mbps
45GB
Mavic Mini2.7K/30p
Max Video Bitrate: 40 Mbps
18GB

The Mavic Mini has the lowest max video bitrate of all the above drones.

At 120Mbps you are looking at 64GBs of data hour of 8K/4K video on either of the Mavic Air 2 or Autel EVO II. Whereas, with the Mavic 2 Pro you are looking at 45GB of video files.

DronePhoto Resolution
Autel EVO II48MP (RAW/JPEG)
Mavic Air 248MP, 12MP (RAW/JPEG)
Mavic 2 Pro20MP (RAW/JPEG)
Mini 212MP (RAW/JPEG)
Mavic Mini12MP (JPEG)

With the DJI drones, you have the option to retain the individual RAW files along with the combined merged panorama JPEG. In the case of the Mavic 2 Pro, you end up with 3, 9, or 21, 20MP RAW files which take up the bulk of the storage.

Of course if you opt for JPEG format you will be able to make due with a smaller memory card.

NVMe

One consideration is to upgrade or add superfast NVMe or a fast SSD drive.

SK hynix Gold P31 1TB PCIe
NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD - up to 3500MB/s

10% extra savings coupon applied at checkout.

I was in desperate need for additional storage and went the route of adding a NVME so I knew I could count on the performance for my workflow. It however did void the warranty of my laptop but it was near the end anyways.

SSD

Venta
SAMSUNG 870
ENHANCED IN EVERY WAY: With an expanded SATA interface limit of 560/530 MB/s sequential speeds, the 870 QVO improves random access speed and sustained performance

HDD / Spinning Disk

A third option would be to install or use an external 3.5″ hard disk drive.

One of the easiest solutions is to expand your storage with a 3-8TB external hard drive, however, it’s also so important to many copies of your most important files, memories, or client files. One could buy a couple of these drives while it is on sale and backup your Lightroom library, videos, and images onto the second drive. This is a great place to start if you are finding yourself without space.

easystore External Hard Drives

These are an exclusive external hard drive sold in Best Buys and may be a good option as they tend to be much cheaper than an equivalent internal hard drive.

Mejor compra8TB WD easystore HD$17.50/per GB
Mejor compra14TB WD easystore HD$17.86/per GB
2 Year Warranty

These are turning up to be white label HGST Ultrastar HDDs (WD80EDAZ-11TA3A0) which are enterprise-oriented drives. I bought 5 of these external drives for use in my Network Attached Storage (NAS) server and they all turned out to be WD HGST drives running at 5400 RPM.

The downside to these drives? Supposedly, they can run hotter than other drives but as long as you have good airflow, it should be okay. It’s also speculated that these drives may be firmware limited down to its 5400 RPM rating.

Four of the drives reached over 200MB/s (over USB) while the 5th drive couldn’t quite reach 200MB/s so it is a bit of a gamble on how fast the drives you will receive in the easystore lottery.

Personal Cloud Storage

2 Bay

Venta
WD 8TB My Cloud Home Duo Personal Cloud Storage
Includes 2 x 4TB drives (3.9TB usable capacity in default RAID 1)

This is one of the easiest ways to have a second redundant copy of your files while being easy to setup. It includes two 4TB drives (3.9TB of usable space).

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

2 Bay

Synology 2 Bay NAS DiskStation DS220+ (Diskless)
Featured dual 1GbE LAN ports to support network failover, and with Link Aggregation enabled, DS220+ provides over 225 MB/s sequential read and 192 MB/s sequential write throughput. Data can be further protected with RAID 1 disk mirroring to prevent sudden drive failure.)

If your network equipment supports Link Aggregation, both of the included LAN ports can be combined. This is particularly useful if you have multiple users accessing the storage at the same time as most clients are limited to 1Gbe anyway.

HDD Selection

You could go the route of buying external hard drives (listed above) or you could go with drives intended for NAS systems like the following HDDs. Bottom line: You want drives with CMR, not SMR and that is designed for 24/7 operation.

2x8TB

Venta
Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive
• IronWolf internal hard drives are the ideal solution for up to 8-bay, multi-user NAS environments craving powerhouse performance

• Store more and work faster with a NAS-optimized hard drive providing 8TB and cache of up to 256MB

• Purpose-built for NAS enclosures, IronWolf delivers less wear and tear, little to no noise/vibration, no lags or downtime, increased file-sharing performance, and much more

raid calc 2x 8TB hard drives raid 1 shr | graydonschwartz.com
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Using the 2 Bay DiskStation above you could put two of these 8 TB drives in RAID 1 (mirror) or SHR (Synology Hybrid RAID)* for approximately 8 TB of storage capacity with up to 2x read speed boost and up to 1-drive failure.

*SHR is best used when combining hard disks of varying sizes otherwise RAID 1 will work just fine.

2x4TB

Venta
Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Internal Hard Drive
• IronWolf internal hard drives are the ideal solution for up to 8 bay, multi-user NAS environments craving powerhouse performance

• Store more and work faster with a NAS optimized hard drive providing 4TB and cache of up to 64MB

• Purpose-built for NAS enclosures, IronWolf delivers less wear and tear, little to no noise/vibration, no lags or downtime, increased file sharing performance, and much more

raid calc 2x 4TB hard drives raid 1 shr | graydonschwartz.com
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Using the 2 Bay DiskStation above you could put two of these 4 TB drives in RAID 1 (mirror) or SHR (Synology Hybrid RAID)* for approximately 4 TB of storage capacity with up to 2x read speed boost and up to 1-drive failure.

*SHR is best used when combining hard disks of varying sizes otherwise RAID 1 will work just fine.

4 Bay

Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ (Diskless)
Two built-in M.2 2280 NVMe SSD slots permit cache acceleration without occupying storage drive bays. Intel quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, over 225 MB/s sequential read and write throughput.

HDD Selection

Again, you could go the route of buying external hard drives (listed above) or you could go with drives intended for NAS systems like the following HDDs. Bottom line: You want drives with CMR, not SMR and that is designed for 24/7 operation.

4x8TB

Venta
Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive
• IronWolf internal hard drives are the ideal solution for up to 8-bay, multi-user NAS environments craving powerhouse performance

• Store more and work faster with a NAS-optimized hard drive providing 8TB and cache of up to 256MB

• Purpose-built for NAS enclosures, IronWolf delivers less wear and tear, little to no noise/vibration, no lags or downtime, increased file-sharing performance, and much more

raid calc 4x 8TB hard drives raid 1 shr | graydonschwartz.com
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Using the 4 Bay DiskStation above you could put four of these 8 TB drives in RAID 5 (parity) or SHR (Synology Hybrid RAID)* for approximately 24 TB of storage capacity with up to 3x read speed boost and up to 1-drive failure.

*SHR is best used when combining hard disks of varying sizes otherwise RAID 1 will work just fine.

4x4TB

Venta
Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Internal Hard Drive
• IronWolf internal hard drives are the ideal solution for up to 8 bay, multi-user NAS environments craving powerhouse performance

• Store more and work faster with a NAS optimized hard drive providing 4TB and cache of up to 64MB

• Purpose-built for NAS enclosures, IronWolf delivers less wear and tear, little to no noise/vibration, no lags or downtime, increased file sharing performance, and much more

raid calc 4x 4TB hard drives raid 1 shr | graydonschwartz.com
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Using the 4 Bay DiskStation above you could put two of these 4 TB drives in RAID 5 (parity) or SHR (Synology Hybrid RAID)* for approximately 12 TB of storage capacity with up to 3x read speed boost and up to 1-drive failure.

*SHR is best used when combining hard disks of varying sizes otherwise RAID 1 will work just fine.

This is a very nice unit with the option to add-on up to two super fast 2280 NVMe SSDs and/or 10Gbe connectivity down the road. This box also supports dual LAN ports for network failover and/or Link Aggregation, which I explained for the 2-bay model.

4 GBs of DDR4 memory is included (expandable up to 8 GB) and is scalable up to 9 drives with the Synology DX517. I would save for a larger 8-bay such as DS1819+ o DS1821+ if you are in need of more immediate storage. This would take up less space on your desk or shelving vs having two units (NAS + Expansion). There are other brands but these two rank high for Amazon ratings.

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I have created this blog post to highlight content I have posted about DJI Mavic Drone Guides. I will introduce you to the Mavic series of unmanned aerial vehicles and prepare you to take off for the first time. I have covered you! This article is in the works and will be continuously updated … Continue reading

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