What kind of heat can the external drives take? I've melted cameras before in Arizona. Well it's a rhetorical question isn't it. Depends upon where you are. I keep the major backup in the bank, like you. 
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On Apr 2, 2014, at 4:51 AM, Bruce Bartrug wrote:

An excellent point, Barbara.  There's the oft-forgotten "fire" option as well.  Since I no longer have a day job, I take one of my portable hard drives to a safe-deposit box at a local bank, and switch with the other portable hard drive once every couple months.  Another option is simply to put a duplicate drive in your car......unless you park your car in a garage attached to your (not fire-proff) house.

External hard drives are so cheap today, it's senseless not to have a duplicate in a safe place.



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