4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2008 7:30 PM by Zembla
Zembla Level 1 (0 points)
Hello all, I am about to purchase a network raid Lacie HD that I will connect to my network. All my pictures will be on this drive.

I was wondering, as I am moving along often with my MPB, I am not keeping any files on my local HD and all will be on my Network RAID HD soon enough.

Will I be able to work on my pictures and adjust them and write keywords even if I am not connected to my Network ? then, will it all keep all my modifications when I come back home or nothing will work?

I did some search and haven't been able to locate a real good answer so I am here

Thank you very much in advance!


MacBook Pro Dual Core 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Tony Gay Level 4 (1,630 points)
    To do this you will have to adopt the workflow where all of your master images are referenced and create the library on the MBP, which will contain the previews.

    Very do-able, but you definitely want to read up on the workflow, backing up, archiving and glitches. Plenty of posts that address these topics here.

    Eg, your network drive, is it going be be backed up to another drive, manually, automatically, and so forth.

  • Zembla Level 1 (0 points)
    no backup, this drive will be a Lacie RAID 1, two 750G Hd in mirroring. This will be my only drive containing all my pictures.

    Until I can purchase a new drobo system with 4 2TB Hd in there
  • Tony Gay Level 4 (1,630 points)
    your backup does not need to be highspeed or a high spec'd drive, for $250 you can get yourself a 750GB drive in a case, this will be the investment that saves your butt! Buy two and have an offsite version, even if it is only updated once a week it is a business saving move.

  • Zembla Level 1 (0 points)
    Finally decided to choose a simplier solution.
    2 Lacie 1TB drive USB 2.0
    My library is on the first one, won't be able to work on my images when not connected to it. So be it
    My Vault is on the second one.

    When more contracts comes in, I'll CCC the Library one to a third drive

    I think I'll be ok