Previously, we all stored our pictures in albums. With the development of technology, pictures are now in digital form. We now store our photos, videos, and essential archives on SD cards, computers, smartphones, etc. One major issue is, are they really safe? Take for instance if your computer crashes, your phone gets stolen, or your SD card is misplaced, the result being you lose absolutely everything.
Thus, a suitable and dependable backup media is needed to solve these issues. As a matter of fact, there are many backup companies online to secure your photos at a very small price. Of course, there are free ones as well, such as Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox etc. Be aware though, that your information on Google Drive, iCloud, etc. is not totally safe because your information can be transferred to third parties. A new and effective way to solve the problem of saving your photos in your computer is the use of a ‘photo stick’.
What is a Photo Stick?
‘Photo Stick’ is a type of USB device that maintains your photos. It is a unique software-driven USB device, which robotically detects photographs or movies stored on your computer. It additionally provides a backup of your photographs and videos. It scans all files and automatically finds every photo or video on a computer. It allows precise backups at a lower price.
How It Works?
Like other USB devices, you plug it into your computer’s port. Now, launch the software program and click ‘GO’. After that, it will start scanning each folder on your PC and discover all your photos and videos. It will avoid repeated/copied photos and show only the main pictures on your screen. You do not need a password, registration, or log in to use it. Just click on ‘GO.’ It can find the data by itself and backs it up.
With an 8MG (Megabytes) Photo Stick, you can back up about 3500 photos (if not more). A sixty-four MB size drive can back up more than 15000+ photos. And a 128 MB size drive is large enough to preserve more than 30000+ photos. However, depending on the size of the photo, this amount might be more or less. For example, if you have taken photos with a high-resolution camera, then the file size would be bigger. Thus, they need more space to preserve them. So, before you purchase one, decide what size would be the best for you.
Since it works with one click, you do not need to select the pictures in different folders which saves time. Also, it ensures maximum safety for your photos if a virus or malware attacks your computer hard drive. It works effectively with Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Version 10.7 Windows XP, Windows 8, and some other versions.
Written by: Osiota Samuel Obrozie
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