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  • Writer's picturePeter Murray

How to Store Video Files and Other Data

In today’s digital world, there’s a good chance that many of your most important documents, pictures, and videos are not contained on physical media. Everything from your old family movies to your company’s records can be digitally converted, but just what are some of the best ways to store these files? There are many options to consider, and having a secure method that has enough space to store everything you need should be a priority.

One of the most common options out there is using an external hard drive. Even if you currently have all of your videos and digital files on your computer, you shouldn’t only leave them in one place. If something happens to your computer, or even just the hard drive inside of it, you could lose everything. Simply plug in an external hard drive and copy everything over. Instantly you have copies of all your files, and an external hard drive can easily be kept secure in your home or business.

Another increasingly popular option is using some sort of online backup system, typically referred to as cloud storage. There are many benefits and a few disadvantages to cloud storage, so be careful. While a cloud system can save all of your data without the need for physical media, it does leave your files slightly more vulnerable than if they were on an external hard drive.

Finally, if you just have a few video files that you want to back up, you could always transfer them to multiple DVDs. On a DVD, you will be able to play the file on your computer, DVD players, and Blu-ray players.

These are just a few of the options you have when it comes to storing your digital files. For more tips, keep checking back with the team at Omni Media Productions!

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