A few days ago, we had an inquiry about reading or accessing digital files on SD cards. This client wanted to access their daughter's 16th birthday celebration. She was given the files on an SD card.
Technology is moving so fast and formats keep changing constantly. There is no need to feel bad about it. We find out many have similar problems with technology.
We set up a meetup for September 19th for her and others that need help. We normally setup meetups based on the digital needs of our clients at BaysideDigital meetup.
There are variety of SD card readers. In case you are in similar situation, or you would like to access the files on your digital camera, here is variety of SD card readers. You might also link with the cable provided with your digital camera and attach to your desktop or laptop and transfer those files.
I personally like working with SD card reader that could read various types of SD cards. It's a personal preference.
Here is selections from Amazon for you:
We prefer to transfer digital files to external hard drives, as DVDs have limited capacity. It's best to have 2TB external hard drive. Buy minimum of 3 external hard drives:
1. Label the first one "MASTER archival" - Family photos and videos
2. Label the second hard drive "Backup of "MASTER archival" - family photos and videos
3. Have a third external drive, if you plan on editing and working on those files. Because you don't want to accidentally delete files.
4. We also recommend a fourth one to keep OUTSIDE your house, in case something happens to your place of residence. It's best to be safe and secure them.
5. You might also set up a PRIVATE youtube account or at VIMEO and upload your treasured videos online
6. In addition, you might like to have a cloud account .
We have a page for digital STORAGE SOLUTIONS.
What's your backup of digital files strategy that works for you?