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I'm testing the most optimum storage handling method for extended shoots. Being on the road with minimum back up means. Here's what I found so far - and what questions are left. Would help if you gave your thoughts on this ... Set Up: - Macbook pro SSD 1TB - 2 x LaCie rugged mini 1 TB Storage method: - Edit on Macbook - Store project file on Macbook drive under Films - Final Cut Projects - Shoot more compressed AVCHD files - Store full copy of SD card in xtra folder in the dedicated Event folder in Final Cut Events - Run one Time machine back up copy on LaCie 1 disk - Make copies of the Time machine back up on LaCie 2 disk My idea is to store and edit until my notebook will be full. As soon as my notebook is full, I will empty the Original Media folder to safe space. I will restore the data from the back up disk to the Original Media folder when needed as soon as I'm in the situation to do. Tested this method and it works. Of course an accurate administration system will help. The other method will be to import the data again from the copy of the SD card. I didn't test this method yet but I figure it will be time consuming as I somehow think the reconnecting has to be done file by file. My questions are: 1. Can I run an automatic back up via Time Machine on back up disk 2 too or will this confuse the system? Therefore better refrain to making manual copies whenever there has been changes. 2. I guess the data on the backup disk will be compressed. Won't this harm the quality of my footage? 3. What reconnecting methods are best? Via Time machine or reconnecting via SD card? 4. General thoughts on my storage handling as described above are welcome! Thanxs!