I’m at the point where I’m getting tired of keeping my external drive hooked up to my laptop, because it’s a pain to disconnect when I want to move around the house. Keeping it disconnected until I’m actually ready to do a backup is also a pain. I’ve been trying to decide whether to incorporate a 500GB or 1TB drive into my wireless network, or to pay for remote data storage (like Mozy, or similar).
I like the idea of keeping everything local and using my own network, but I don’t know what I’d do if there was a fire at my house, for instance. Remote storage is probably safer but can be costly, and there’s always that niggling concern whether my files are being checked for their content.
Both seem to have their perks, so I thought I’d ask those that utilize one or the other. What do you use, what do you like about it, what do you dislike, any regrets, any advice?