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Fun Tech and Must-Have Storage Solutions

Rachel Arbuckle | 24th March, 2024 | 3 Mins Read

Fun Tech and Must-Have Storage Solutions

Looking for ways to showcase your family photos and keep those cherished memories safe? Dive into the world of photo organization, exploring both the "fun stuff" and the "necessary tech."

When it comes to photo organizing, there is incredible tech to show off your family photos and keep your memories safe. Do you need tech to show off your photos? No, but it does make viewing more fun. However, you do need the photos!

The Fun Stuff: Liven up Your Space With Digital Memories

Digital Frames

Forget the outdated frames gathering dust! Digital photo frames allow you to display your favorite memories in a modern and dynamic way. Imagine a slideshow of cherished moments playing right in your living room!

One brand we recommend is Nixplay. Their cloud-based solution makes uploading and sharing photos and videos a breeze. Why not update your frame with the latest moments and share the joy with loved ones? Think about how much grandma will love seeing those spontaneous pictures of the grandkids!

Video Books

Make any occasion unforgettable with a personalized video slideshow! These create a captivating experience, combining home movies, photos, music, and sound to bring special events back to life.

They make fantastic keepsakes for yourself or heartfelt gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and graduations.

The Necessary Tech: Safeguarding Your Memories with Hard Drives

We recommend storing your digital photos in at least three locations to protect against hardware failure or unforeseen circumstances. One crucial element in your storage plan is the external hard drive. It's easy to use, portable, and offers an affordable solution for safekeeping your precious memories.

When it comes to external drives, you'll likely encounter two options: SSDs (Solid State Drives) and HDDs (Hard Disk Drives). Here's a quick breakdown:

  • SSDs: Faster, quieter, smaller, more durable, and consume less energy. Utilize flash memory for superior speed, quiet operation, and compact size, but come at a higher cost.
  • HDDs: More affordable, offer larger storage capacity, and potentially easier data recovery if damaged. Rely on spinning disks for storage, making them slower but cheaper and with larger capacities.
  • Lifespan: Traditional HDDs typically last around five years, while SSDs can reach ten years or more (depending on usage, climate, and brand).

Need Help Choosing? We're here for you! Don't hesitate to reach out. Our team can help you find the perfect external hard drive for your needs.

Expert Tip: Power up your external hard drive at least once a year! Leaving it unpowered for extended periods can lead to data corruption.

Meet Will Yarborough of Yarborough Technologies: Our resident IT guru specializes in data storage, file servers, and networking for small businesses. He can assist with selecting the right equipment, setting up your drives, ensuring data security, and implementing workflows that streamline your photo organization process.

Ready to Organize and Preserve Your Memories?

We blend creativity with practicality! While crafting unique video books brings joy, ensuring the integrity of your hard drive is equally important.

Let us guide you through this journey. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your photo organizing needs.

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