Data Storage for Photographers

With: RC Concepcion Duration: 00h 43m

As a photographer, one of the things that you can guarantee is that you will be making more and more images. What happens when your images fill up your hard drive? If your answer was to choose a removable hard drive, what happens when this drive fills as well? RC Concepcion goes over how to setup a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system using a Synology NAS unit. At the end of this class, you will have a system with a great amount of storage, a good method of expanding this storage, and redundancy should one of the drives fails.

Introduction
Introduction

RC welcomes you to the start of the course.

Duration: 00:52
What is a NAS? Why do you need a NAS?
What is a NAS? Why do you need a NAS?

In this lesson RC goes over what a network attached storage drive is and why it is important in your photographic workflow. This will give you a good foundation for why it is important to move everything to a central storage

Duration: 02:39
Picking the Right NAS Drive
Picking the Right NAS Drive

There are several factors that you should keep in mind when selecting the right NAS Drive. RC goes over several options and give you his opinion on which want to begin with

Duration: 03:44
Choosing the Hard Drive
Choosing the Hard Drive

A network attached storage device is only as good as the hard drive that you supplied them with. RC goes over the drive options he chooses when he wants to make sure that his date is safe

Duration: 02:32
Installing the Hard Drive
Installing the Hard Drive

Once you have selected the hard drive it is easy to install into your Synology unit.

Duration: 03:43
Installing Synology Connect & Downloading DSM
Installing Synology Connect & Downloading DSM

DSM is the operating system that is used for the network attach storage drive. In this lesson RC goes over how to install DSM into your existing unit.

Duration: 03:48
Accessing the drive and looking at DSM.
Accessing the drive and looking at DSM.

Once DSM is installed you can take a quick tour of the drive and connect with using a web interface. You’ll also see the types of packages that can be installed on the Synology NAS

Duration: 05:12
Setting the NAS Drive Type
Setting the NAS Drive Type

Once the distinction manager has been installed you will need to configure the hard drives for their first use. RC will go over how he uses the Synology hybrid RAID to set up his drives

Duration: 02:59
Creating a Shared Folder
Creating a Shared Folder

Once the drives have been configured, you will need to create a main area for the images to be stored. RC will go over creating a new shared folder for the images to reside in.

Duration: 01:59
Checking Network and User Access
Checking Network and User Access

As the drive is complete, its recommended that you make sure that you can access the Synology drive from a PC or a Mac. Take a quick of the DSM control panel to make sure you have key steps checked, and specific access turned off.

Duration: 04:03
Connecting to the Server through your Machine- Re Export
Connecting to the Server through your Machine- Re Export

In this lesson, RC goes over how to connect to the server through the Mac operating system. To show how this works RC will move a folder of images onto the NAS device

Duration: 04:14
Moving an External Drive
Moving an External Drive

When you have a lot of images that you need to move on to your attached storage device, it is a much better idea for you to use the external ports on the NAS. RC goes over how to quickly attach the USB drive and transfer the images seamlessly .

Duration: 03:41
Using Synology Quick Connect
Using Synology Quick Connect

Once you are outside of your network at home you will need to connect to your drive. This Synology quick connect service allows you to access your NAS drive on the go.

Duration: 02:46
Conclusion
Conclusion

Your drive is set and you are ready to import images!

Duration: 00:48

RAFAEL “RC” CONCEPCION
RC is an award winning photographer and author of the best selling books “Get Your Photography On the Web” and “The HDR Book” by Peachpit Press. He previously served as the Director of Content and Education for Kelby Media Group.
 
An Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, RC has over 16 years in the I.T. and ecommerce industries and spends his days developing content for all applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. RC also worked with Adobe to write the Adobe Certified Expert exam for Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4, and Lightroom 5. He has also worked with companies such as Intel, Dell, Canon, Samsung, Nokia, among others.

A sought after public speaker, he lectures at seminars and workshops around the world to passionate artists looking to gain a better understanding of their craft.

To learn more about R.C.'s travel and personal experiences visit his site below.

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