A year ago on Unclutterer

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  1. posted by Amy Sisson on

    I assume the ScanSnap also does high-quality image scans? I looked at the Amazon listing and I didn’t notice particular mention of that. I ask because I’m in the market for a new scanner anyway, and this might be just the ticket.

    Also, I’m curious — if you’re scanning all your important documents, how and how often do you back up, and where do you store the back-ups (if you don’t mind my asking)?

    I enjoy your site — keep up the good work! (And Happy Thanksgiving!)

  2. posted by Erin at Unclutterer on

    @Amy — I don’t know how high quality of scans you’re desiring. Look at the specs on the manufacturer’s site for exact details about the scan quality. I scan photographs on mine and can print the images without any problems.

    I back up my machine about four times an hour and swap out the drive to an off-site location once a week.

  3. posted by Amy Sisson on

    Thanks! One more question? Are you backing up your whole machine, and if so are you using some kind of auto-mirror program and an external hard drive? Sorry if I somehow missed the details elsewhere (I’m relatively new to your site).

  4. posted by Another Deb on

    Hi, I just bought my Scan Snap a week ago! The quality of the images is just fine for me. I am still trying to figure out how I want to store my scans so Erin, I am also curious about the back-up system you use.

    @ Amy, I scanned a few hundred pages of magazine articles, book pages that I tore out, old datebook pages on stiiff paper and handwritten notes from field trips (rain warped and such). It handles everything sooooo easily!
    I have not printed anything from the PDF’s so I can’t speak to that.

    The scan speed is super fast, the software is great and the machine is about the size of my old blue-collar lunch box.

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