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    How do you secure your external hard drives?

    What is the best way to secure/store external hard drives? Just starting out, but I need to have long term, safe storage for these so that I have access to them in the future for my customers. Does anyone have suggestions on the best way to keep them waterproof, fire safe, etc. without taking up unnecessary space? Thanks!
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    Erin,

    If these contain customer data I'd recommend a bank safe deposit box, just build the cost into your prices. If you need regular access I'd recommend a good home fire safe that is water tight (this may be hard to find). Or a good fire safe and store the HDs in ziplock bags for water protection. HTH
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    I use a fire / water tight safe. Something like this: http://www.sentrysafe.co.uk/internat...terproof_chest

    You can, of course, spend a lot more on storage.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks so much for your ideas! Paul T, that looks like it might work well. I'll have to decide if I want to save on cost & put stuff in waterproof bags.
    Erin Walsh,
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