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Which Storage Format is Best for You?

By Christian Roemer

In the modern world, buzzwords abound. Between the cloud, digital footprint, and blockchain solutions, how is anyone outside of IT supposed to know what all of these crazy things mean? You know that you have a computer, need to check your email, and you might play a couple of video games or two, but that’s about it. All of the rest is just extra confusion that isn’t worth dealing with.

We understand. While it can be overwhelming to think about digitizing all of your memories, we’re going to tell you why we’re not like Oracle, concealing our services behind jargon that only the most hip of technology pioneers can understand. Specifically, we’re going to let you know what your three options are for digital storage, and which one(s) will be best for you.





You’re familiar with DVDs. A few years ago, they were the newest, most awesome technology where movies came on CDs. Now, they’re a little bit behind the times with Blu Rays basically being a better version of DVDs.

Why it’s perfect for you

DVDs are easy to store, easy to label, and don’t take up a bunch of space. Most DVD players are able to read picture files, which means you could stick your Southtree DVD into your DVD player, and you’ll be able to watch all of your pictures and videos on any TV.

Why you might not like it

DVDs are sort of on the way out. Like I mentioned earlier, Blu Ray players are taking their place, even though most Blu Ray players can read DVDs also. Another thing to keep in mind, especially if you’re a fan of Apple products, is that lots of new computers don’t come with DVD players anymore.


Digital Download

This option is a no-mess solution for the true digital nomad. All you do is hop online and download all of your pictures, videos, and audio recordings directly onto your computer.


Why it’s perfect for you

You don’t have to worry about storing your digital download anywhere. You just save it directly to your computer. Easy peasy.


Why you might not like it

It’s only on your computer. If you’re pretty confident in your ability to make sure your computer doesn’t crash, it’s no worries. For this option, you probably want to make a backup on Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive to make sure that if your CPU bites the bullet, your memories won’t be lost.



Thumb Drive

Thumb drives have a super high storage capacity, they’re super small, and when they first came out, they seemed like the coolest technology ever. They’re compatible with practically every computer and system, and they hold a lot of stuff.


Why it’s perfect for you

Thumb drives are easy to use. You plug them into your computer, save your pictures, and store the thumb drive in a drawer somewhere. The memory on a thumb drive is good to last for a couple hundred of years, so you don’t have to worry about them being randomly erased anytime soon.


Why you might not like it

Similar to DVDs, some computers are opting to ditch USB ports altogether. Thumb drives are great for backing up information, but they’re not a great primary source of media.


So there you have it! Those are your three options for receiving your media when you send it in for digitization with Legacybox. Each option has different positives and negatives that make the right solution unique for everybody. The good news, however, is that you’re not stuck with one or the other. You can choose your own combination that works best for your needs!

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