I have a general question on what might be a basic computer procedure.
I keep my photo folder on Lacie external hard drive.
This file gets copied to a Maxtor external drive to create a backup.
Question is, this copying from external drive to external drive takes five hours. Not a problem when I trigger this before bed but when I need to do this during the day is it safe to access the photo images for printing or editing while the backup is taking place? It would seem to me that making a change to one of my images would be best left to after the file is done being copied.