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Online backup service Backblaze uses the same hard drives most of us use to store our data — which means it has almost 35,000 consumer drives housing our data. Its latest report claims that consumer hard drives are actually slightly more reliable than expensive “enterprise” style drives.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m organising my family photos digitally and have a burning question — how can I tag people’s names for posterity? Picasa, iPhoto and the like can recognise faces and record names, but the names are stored in a separate database, not attached to the photo. How can I store this data for posterity, guarding against different programs and different operating systems for the next 50 years? What is the digital equivalent of writing a person’s name on the back of a photo?