Preserve your digital memories
We all have digital memories.
We all keep a digital library of our photos and videos. These images were taken from our phone or camera. They hold memories of joyful and happy occasion. We share this with friends and family thru social media.
These are our digital memories and we want to preserve them as much as possible.
Digital memories includes events like:
- Travel photos with family and friends,
- Family and school reunion,
- Weddings and birthday parties,
- A product or business launch,
- and other important events in our life.
Preserving Digital Memories
Because of its importance, people try different things to preserve their collection of photos and videos.
The common practice is storing the photos and videos on hard disk drive (HDD). We purchase multiple HDD to create backup copies of our data.
People buy the latest and biggest hard disk drive in the market to manage their growing collection.
There are customers who bought a Network Attached Storage (NAS) to keep their digital library in one location.
Some people have started migrating and copying their photos to the cloud. Cloud makes sharing of photos and videos easy among families and friends.
All these investment and technology have one goal – keep our data and digital memories safe.
But are they really safe?
Data loss happen
Archiving your digital library
In records management, documents are preserve by creating archive copies. Original copies are place in a secured storage facility for preservation. In many instance, microfilm copy are produce for archival backup.
Creating archival copies are long practice by governments, banks, hospitals and many institutions. The goal is to preserve the data and its information.
How about the photos and videos we accumulated through the years? How can we preserve the digital memories?
For preservation and archival, we will need a device that can hold around 40GB of data. The device is Write Once Read Many (WORM) – which makes the data permanent and cannot be erase or modified. The device is durable and is not susceptible to mechanical or system failure.
Blu-ray technology meets this criteria. The process will copy the photos and videos to a blu-ray disc. These will preserve our digital memories for a long time.
Blu-ray disc is ideal as it has an expected archival life span of 50 years.
Blu-ray are Write Once Read Many (WORM) disc. Data once written cannot be erase or modified or formatted. User can read the data many times. Computer viruses cannot infect the data inside a blu-ray disc.
Unlike Hard disk drive blu-ray disc has no moving parts. The data are safe from ‘accidents’, such as damages from dropping a device.
Do I have to throw my hard drive(s)?
The answer is No.
Consider blu-ray and archiving as a complimentary solution to your collection of hard disk drives.
Consistent with 3 in 1 back up practice.
The first copy is stored in the hard drive(s).
The second copy is stored in the blu-ray disc.
The third copy is a blu-ray disc stored in a remote location.
Blu-ray disc becomes another form of backup. It holds another copy of the data for safekeeping.
Blu-ray disc can be use when the hard disk drive fail.
This solution is to help preserve the photos and videos. Making the memories alive for the future.