In this digital age, data breaches and file corruption are some of the most serious threats to your business. Whether you work in the wedding photography industry or another creative industry you understand the crucial nature of data security and confidentiality. Of course, cloud storage has come on leaps & bounds in the last decade and as a wedding photographer, I certainly use the cloud to store edited backups of all my wedding snaps. But when it comes to storing my RAW files I used external drives and with the ever growing image file sizes, you can certainly eat your way through these during a wedding season. Regardless of whether you’re self-employed or work for a large corporation, you are undoubtedly aware of how important it is to archive this digital data. With so many hard drives full of sensitive data piling up, how can you ensure information security?
Whether you work from home or an office, having multiple hard drives lying around the workspace can lead to disorganisation and a loss of data. So first tip, watch my video on BACK UPS. If you have multiple hard drives, it’s a good idea to organise them or at least store them in a durable container where they can be preserved. This is where the ProStorage units come into play. ProStorage is a breakthrough product designed specifically for secure, offline digital data storage or “cold storage.” Their products provide businesses and individuals with confidence that your data is safeguarded from potential competitor hacks and network failures, not to mention everyday dust and grime. ProStorage cases accommodate up to 24 hard drives and are specially designed with closed-cell, anti-static foam to provide layered protection from static electricity and shock.
If you have multiple hard drives with a multitude of information stored on them, it is important to organise them in a way that allows you to find what you are looking for when you need it. What’s the point of having several years worth of information available to you if you can never see it again? The ProStorage Units have individual slots for each hard drive, which makes it simple to stick labels above each slot or even on the case cover itself.
Most external hard drive cases on the market today lack the protective features incorporated by ProStorage. Many cases are lined with nothing more than a layer of velvet or some other type of fabric, comparatively offering very little in the way of shock absorption or static resistance. They typically come equipped with a hard-shell exterior made of plastic, polyurethane or neoprene, but in the absence of shock-absorbing interior foam, the impact of a fall or jostling will still be transferred to the delicate hard drive inside.
Additionally, most hard drive storage cases currently on the market are designed for light personal use; at most, they only hold a few hard drives. The only storage systems with the capacity to accommodate 18 to 24 hard drives are the ones manufactured by ProStorage.
A lot is riding on your personal or your organisation’s ability to safely archive and store its proprietary information and sensitive data. The modest investment in a ProStorage system protects you against the devastating costs that can result from file corruption or a data breach.
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