This post on how to back up photos on-the-go with the SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD was sponsored by Best Buy.
Photography has changed so much over the course of my lifetime. Until I was in high school, photography meant actual film and developing.
These days we're doing everything digitally. There's no need for being careful with how many photos you take or worrying if you got the perfect shot because you can always take more photos until you get it right.
But with all of that flexibility also comes the dreaded technology fails. When you're relying on some kind of technology to not only capture your images, but then in turn to upload, edit, and store them with your internet connection and/or your device, you run into some potential landmines.
While we've had pretty good luck with ensuring all of our photos survive and make the transfer off the camera onto the computer, it only takes losing your photos one time to give you a healthy dose of panic and the fear to rethink how you've been doing things.
Our most recent scare happened when we were in Seattle this summer. It was the girls and I's first trip to Washington and while my husband had been before, he'd never done it with us or done the touristy things. Since we're all about making and capturing those memories, we hauled our DSLR all over the city for 5 days taking thousands of photos.
Or, at least that's what we thought.
The internet connection at our hotel was slower and less reliable than what we're used to and a brief outage caused us to lose an entire day worth of photos. And you know that little checkbox prompt that comes up and asks if you want to delete photos after they're uploaded? Somehow it got checked and all of the photos were lost forever.
As much as I love technology, I don't trust it 100% because things happen. I would much rather manually delete the photos from my memory card after the card was back in my camera than risk losing those photos again.
Thankfully, now it doesn't look like this will happen again. I don't need to be beholden to fluctuating internet speeds and outages. Instead, I'll be taking my SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD with me to back up photos on-the-go.
Sure taking the SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD along will take up a little more space but at just 2.7 ounces, this is not the external hard drive of years past. I don't have to worry about hauling a heavy brick-like drive with me that may or may not fail because of all the moving pieces or being dropped or a little water on it. This baby is tough and rugged (water-resistant) especially for those of us that have a knack for dropping things or have kids with us where accidents happen on the regular.
Now I can quickly and confidently upload from my camera onto this 1TB drive and edit and store high-res images and videos on the go! That means even if I'm in a spot without internet access (hello, old school planes and remote destinations) I can make sure I can continue taking photos without fear of losing them.
Talk about a game-changer! How do you back up photos on-the-go?!