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Why you should let go of your discs.

DVDs and Blu-Rays | Larsen Digital   Conventional DVD's and Blu-Ray discs just don't have the life span needed to be a good source for storing your media long term. Not only is the life span small, they are prone to damage. There are a few great solutions for you.
Hard Drives | Larsen Digital  

Hard Drives

There are multiple sizes of internal and external hard drives. When using them for backing up your media you will most likely want to use an external hard drive. External hard drives are easy to plug into your USB connections on your computer. Once plugged in, it's a simple copy and paste of your information you would like to store. Once you have transferred your information to it you will want to unplug it from your computer. Leaving it plugged in all the time will wear on the life of your hard drive. The best option would be to store it in a safe. If your data is irreplaceable,such as family pictures, you might want to think about storing one hard drive at home and one hard drive somewhere. This will ensure the safety if something happened to your home, such as floods or fires.
Cloud Storage | Larsen Digital  

Cloud Storage

There are many companies out there offering cloud storage. Cloud storage is where you upload your image to their website and they store your digital files for you. This is really easy on the user as a lot of them will do an automatic backup of newly added items to folders on your computer. The downside to the cloud storage option, is that the user has to pay for the storage. The more space you use the more it will cost you per month or per year.
Gold discs or M-Discs | Larsen Digital  

Gold Discs or M-Discs

Companies that offer Gold Discs and M-Discs claim they have a longer life than your conventional CD's and DVD's. The nice thing about using this option is that it's an inexpensive form of backing up your media. Although there is still a risk of damage to your discs, with Gold Discs or M-Discs, damage is a lot less likely than with conventional discs.