In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the hardware and software fundamentals for building network-attached storage (NAS) on a Raspberry Pi. We also put a proper backup strategy in place to secure the data on the NAS. In this third part, we will talk about a convenient way to store, access, and share your data with Nextcloud.
Fourteen years ago I noted that disk drives were growing so fast I couldn't fill them up. Between 1997 and 2002, storage capacity doubled every year, allowing me to replace a 3 gigabyte drive with a new 120 gigabyte model. I wrote:
SSDs can offer substantial benefits in performance and reliability for at least some purposes, but encrypting data and secure data deletion are problems.
SD cards aren't all about storage! In fact, there are several other factors to consider, and when purchasing your cards, you should make yourself aware of them. That said, SD cards aren't all created equal, and it's important to be educated as to what separates each one from the rest. As a given, all types of data are different. Since I don't know your device, I can supply you with the proper information to make that decision on your own.