Storing photos

    I have all my photos on a Hard drive and been meaning to store them on discs as well as. Does anyone recommend any good disc's?


    I'm not entirely convinced of the longevity of discs. A large proportion of my pictures are in the cloud with OneDrive. Many others are on at least one PC. A large proportion are also on a big pendrive. They're still not safe really.

    I should really get around to putting loads more on OneDrive and maybe get a couple of cheap big capacity sticks and put them on then give to a relative to store safely elsewhere.

    Just use Google Photos, much safer, unlimited storage, available to view from many devices and it's free.

    Original Poster

    Cheers was thinking about looking into online storage too, will have a look

    I also use one drive, whichever service you look at just check they don't reduce the quality of your photos to store them, I know Facebook does, and have a feeling that Google do as well but could be wrong on that. Amazon do storage for free if you are a prime member.

    Google gives you 15GB free in original format. Google gives you no limits free if they use a small bit of compression. I have looked at both and can't see any difference, maybe if they need magnified to make a poster or something?

    . Anyway for ordinary use, use Google photos free unlimited

    Edited by: "cullies" 17th Sep 2016

    My most treasured photos I always print out but in general I use a separate Hdd and cloud storage

    online plus backed up. (or vice versa - we copy from phones/camera to PC. and backup tons harddrive when ever I can be bothered, bit photos are either uploaded to one drive or Dropbox for safety)

    M-Discs. They're specifically designed for long term data storage with a claimed lifespan of 1000 years, DVDs, flash drives, hard drives etc will all degrade over time. I also second Grumpy_womble's suggestion of printing your favourite pics.

    An internal M-Disc writer is around £80 and the recorded discs can be viewed on a standard DVD/Blu-Ray drive.


    Where can you buy an m-disk writer?


    Good shout, cheers.
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