Securely Erasing Your Photos Before Selling Hard Drives

I recently did an upgrade of my backup hard drives, something that every photographer will end up doing at some point.  I was left with a stack of drives on my desk which I’ll sell on Craigslist or through my local buy and sell forum.  They all work perfectly so I’m sure someone will want to put them to use.  There’s an important step to perform before you sell any computer or hard drive, though! Erase doesn’t really mean gone.. I’m sure that everyone takes a basic precaution when they sell a hard drive, and deletes all the files and …

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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Drive Review

LaCie’s Rugged drives have been around for many years and this year they introduced a new variation that has a built-in Thunderbolt cable.  I’ve used Rugged drives my whole career and I needed a new drive so I picked one of these up before a recent kayaking/wildlife photography expedition.  The drive is available as both an SSD or a 5400rpm hard drive.  The SSD comes either as a 250GB or 500GB drive whilst the hard drive version ups that capacity to either 1TB or 2TB.  I often need a lot of disk space when I’m on the road so I …

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