When your Internet Service Provider sets data limits on your internet usage, using Optical Discs to archive large files gives you flexibility and saves money!

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Recently, we had a customer leave a 5 star comment about our Plexdisc Blu-ray media. This is not uncommon as our Plexdisc BD-R has an overwhelming number of positive ratings across many online retailers. What was unique to this particular reviewer was the reason they gave for the 5 star rating. Rather than paraphrase, I’ll share the exact quote:

“Not a bad value for a combined total of around 600GB worth of data to offload baggage that might be taking too much hard drive space, but you’re reluctant to delete since American ISP’s subjugate you with their data caps if you choose to redownload things instead of keeping archivals or backups.”

When I looked into this further, I realized many internet service providers (ISP’s) have implemented data caps in how much data each household could use each month. With more people working from home after the pandemic, this has created a problem for those that are on more restrictive plans as they have to manage between the amount of data used for work and pleasure or even what items are worth keeping to enjoy later what can be jettisoned to make more space and use less bandwidth. The same notion applies to space on each individuals hard drive(s) as well. The more we work from home, the more content we are holding on to in our hard drives.

That’s why Vinpower’s line of OPTODISC Blu-ray media, such as Plexdisc, Optical Quantum, and others make a great archival backup solution that allow users to save capacity on their hard drives and data usage when they don’t have to continuously download files from the cloud. Not only are optical discs much more cost effective, there are no reoccurring costs like the cloud or paying for overages.

Next time you’re debating whether you need to increase your ISP data plan or increase your hard drive, save some money and frustration by offloading that digital content onto Vinpower’s OPTODISC Blu-ray media.

For more details on this item or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

The iXflash expands your musical choices, when some artists choose not to stream…

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Music is a big part of many people’s lives. Music is the soundtrack to our lives and certain songs and albums bring you back to special events in our lives or helps you through difficult times like heartbreak and the passing of a loved one. So it makes sense that streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. are so popular. The idea that you can listen to an endless stream of music for free or for a set monthly fee, what a concept. But there’s one problem, what if the artist or album you want to listen to isn’t available on that streaming service or any streaming service for that matter?

Many popular musicians, like Adele, Garth Brooks, Prince, Taylor Swift, and many others either at one time or are currently not available on all or some of the main streaming services. That’s not to mention some of the more niche genre specific artists that may not have as big a following, but have millions of fans nonetheless who also actively choose not to have their music played on streaming services for one reason or another. The only option is to purchase their music, either as a digital download or a physical copy on CD, vinyl, or even tape. What do you do now, you still want to be mobile with your music, so where can you store these songs and not fill up the memory on your phone or tablet?

The answer is the iXflash! The iXflash can be your traveling media library where you can store tons of music that you can plug into your iPhone or iPad and listen to anytime, with or without wi-fi access. You’ll never have to worry about what format your music is save in because the iXflash App plays virtually all music formats from MP3 to WAV to FLAC and much more. Plus, you can listen to complete albums or switch it up and create your own playlists. You can even store podcasts and other audio files that take up so much space on your iPhone or iPad. With the iXflash, you never have to worry whether you have enough space or memory, because you can plug it in and instantly add up to 512GB* of added storage. Don’t be held back by the limitations of the memory on your device, expand your horizons and experience the difference the iXflash can offer you.

For more details on this item or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

Vinpower Digital announces the reemergence of Moser Baer with new recordable CD and DVD offerings

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Vinpower Digital announced the release of the new exclusive line of Moser Baer optical disc media this week. The initial offerings will focus on the Safari and Zebra lines of recordable CD’s and DVD’s in select global markets across North and South America, parts of Asia, and Europe. Last year, Vinpower acquired and took over full production of the most common slate of Moser Baer media commodities, primarily optical discs and flash media, including USB and SSD storage products. In order to accommodate the full complement of digital storage users, Moser Baer’s digital storage product lines include both high end professional grade media along with more price sensitive consumer grade items.

The initial rollout for the Safari and Zebra media will start in North America, Western Europe, U.A.E, India, Japan, Taiwan, and China. To learn more about the Moser Baer line of products, visit https://www.moserbaer.com or contact a Vinpower representative to get more insight about the media’s benefits and specifications.

For more insight, feel free to review the press release sent out on May 11, 2021: https://www.cdrinfo.com/d7/content/vinpower-digital-announces-reemergence-moser-baer-new-recordable-cd-and-dvd-offerings

Plexdisc line of Digital Audio CD-R now available for greater music recording

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There are still a large number of people that enjoy creating their own music compilations or creating backups to their music library onto CD’s. For those people, the Plexdisc line of Digital Audio CD-R disc provides the best quality and compatibility for audio/music content recorded on optical discs. As mentioned in previous email blasts, Digital Audio CD-R’s have a unique quality that make them more reliable and offers greater compatibility, especially with standalone recorders, than standard recordable CD’s. Because of this, Vinpower recognized the lack of recordable Digital Audio CD’s in the market and believed it was important to the market to ensure there are high quality reliable recordable Digital Audio CD’s available for those that recognize the importance and value.

The line of Plexdisc Digital Audio CD-R’s are available through a variety of resellers, including through Amazon from the below links:

Shiny Silver Top: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093QPB77L?ref=myi_title_dp

Logo Top: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093SVCTLS?ref=myi_title_dp

White Inkjet Printable: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093R9DXZM?ref=myi_title_dp

For more details about this item or any products that Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

Feedback on the Pioneer BDR-212V drive has been unanimous, Best drives for DVD burning on the market!

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Since we released the exclusive Pioneer BDR-212V drive in 2020, the feedback has been extremely positive. We’ve received so many appreciative reviews and compliments on how great the 212V is at burning DVD’s! They were impressed with the burn quality and lifespan of the 212V drive, making it their preferred choice to burn, not just Blu-ray media, but especially for DVD media. The concept may seem out of whack, given that it’s a Blu-ray drive, that is backwards compatible to burn DVD’s and CD’s. So why would someone pay more to burn DVD’s?

The reason being, is that the 212V drive is a much more robust drive that offers 2 to 3 times longer lifespan than comparable CD/DVD drives. Additionally, it has an enhanced firmware focused on providing greater support for DVD burning. In our research, those performing constant DVD burning/duplication had higher failure rates with standard CD/DVD drives after only a few months of operation in comparison to very little to no bad burns during the same period with the Pioneer 212V drive. Plus, we received complaints from customers about the heavy burn-in marks on the recording side of the disc from those using the CD/DVD drives, saying they looked unprofessional. The BDR-212V virtually eliminates both concerns through a multiprong advancement in both hardware and firmware through a collaboration with Pioneer. The 212V drive can be rebooted when seeing higher failure rates to return to peak performance and it virtually eliminates the uneven symmetrical burn-in marks on the disc’s recording side of single layer recordable DVD’s (often referred to as Donut Rings).

If you are tired of wasting money by constantly replacing your drives, tossing out failed DVD’s, or just not happy with the overall performance, we are supremely confident you will be thrilled with the Pioneer BDR-212V drive, offered exclusively through Vinpower or a Vinpower selling partner.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Digital Audio CD-R are better for recording Music/Audio compared to standard CD-R

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What is Digital Audio CD-R and why should I care? For most people, at this stage in the recordable CD evolution, there’s only one type of CD-R and you can record anything on to it. For the most part, that’s correct, you can use a computer drive to record data, music, video, etc. onto any standard CD-R media. There may be varying degrees of quality between brands, but a CD is a CD.

That’s not actually the case. Although all recordable CD’s can record and play/view any digital content, Digital Audio CD-R’s are specifically made for music/audio content. It doesn’t mean that’s all you can record onto them, but Digital Audio (“DA”) CD-R, also known as Music CD-R, are specially tuned for recording and playback of audio content. In fact, for many standalone CD recorders, they can only use Digital Audio CD-R or the systems will not recognize the media and either won’t record or will fail the disc during the duplication procedure. If you use a standalone recorder for better audio recording resolution, then Digital Audio CD-R’s are often your only option.

Maybe recording CD’s is not a factor because your computer drive can record audio content as well as data. However, there are still a number of players, like car CD players, or any number of CD only players that are very particular about the media they support or have a harder time recognizing standard CD-R, whereas Digital Audio CD-R has better playback compatibility with those players.

If you’re an audiophile or just don’t want to take any chances with recording or playback issues, then I would recommend using Digital Audio CD-R’s or all of your music/audio recordings.

For more details about this item or any products that Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

Even if you already ripped your audio CD’s to mp3 files, better to rip them again as .WAV or FLAC files for a true music experience

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The ability to rip audio music files from a CD onto your computer has been available for around 20 years now. If fact, many like myself, used iTunes to transfer content from their CD collection to their iTunes library years ago. However, the problem is that iTunes and many other ripping software often compressed the files tremendously to make them smaller and easier to store. That compression may make it easier to store a lot of music onto a hard drive without using much space, but to do so, you inevitably will give us significant sound quality at the same time. Sure, the song will sound fine, but when you compare it to the original uncompressed CD, the original audio CD sound quality is much richer and fuller.

As hard drive capacities became bigger and bigger and the price dropped lower and lower, capacity was no longer a luxury. Now with multi-Terabyte hard drives available for very little money, everyone can afford to upgrade their music collection to the true lossless audio files with .WAC or flac files. Then you can hear the music the way the artist intended and get the full auditory experience!

With Vinpower’s low cost RipBox or high capacity Cronus, you can rip your CD’s again with virtually no hassle! You wouldn’t watch a movie with chunks of background scenery missing, so why listen to partial music? Upgrade your music library today!

For more details about this item or any products that Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

After a year of being isolated at home watching TV, we’re finally seeing an opportunity to get out and create your own content!

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If you’re like me, after a year of sheltering at home, you’ve watched so many scripted TV shows and movies, that you feel like you truly are living in the Matrix! Now that we are seeing multiple COVID vaccines available and restrictions easing, I’m taking the opportunity to safely travel and do more activities outside the house with my family. Of course I want to capture these happy times as we have a whole new appreciation for life outside our bubbles. Afterwards, I will copy those videos and photos onto discs so that I can keep archival copies that can be passed on and enjoyed for years to come.

Optical discs are the best method to store your digital content, especially photos, videos, movies and music. Be it CD’s, DVD’s, or Blu-ray, optical discs are more reliable than flash, have a longer shelf life than a hard drive and easy for virtually anyone to play. In general, you simply insert the disc in the player and most often it starts automatically. No searching for files, accidentally deleting them, or negotiating whether you should delete other files to make room for whatever new item you want to store.

Make new happy memories that you can cherish for a lifetime. Vinpower can help provide you all the tools you need to burn discs quickly, reliably, and with a long archival life to ensure maximum enjoyment now and well into the future.

For more details about archival storage or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com,or contact a representative near you.

Using an iXflash is easier and cheaper than transferring content stored on the cloud

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Recently Verizon introduced a new Verizon cloud service for Verizon Wireless and Verizon Fios subscribers, with unlimited storage for $19.99 a month. As we take and store more and more pictures and videos with our cell phones, that may sound like a good deal so that you don’t have to worry about running out of storage. Of course, there are plenty of other cloud storage services available for varying amounts of data quotas provided by companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Dropbox, and many many others. But there lies the problem, once you start using one of these services, you tend to get trapped into continuing to use them and paying a perpetual monthly fee. With iXflash, you can control where you store all the hundreds or maybe thousands of pictures and videos you’ve taken and you won’t have continuous reoccurring fees.

Often times cloud services will pull you in with great offers or even with free cloud storage, that is until you exceed their data caps or they change their minds and implement a pay scale for what you were led to believe was free. Take Google for instance. They offered a free unlimited service to store all of your photos and videos (given some compression for files that were too large), but free nonetheless. Now, they say that is changing this year and they will switch to a new pay scale model. Even if $10 or $20 a month doesn’t seem like a lot of money, it all adds up. Think about the fact you’re paying $120 to $240 a year, which pricing will certainly increase over time with inflation. Add on top of that, once you’ve loaded your extensive content of images, they know the likelihood that you’ll stop using their service is minimal because it’s not easy to transfer files to another cloud service and you don’t want to lose access to the content you already stored with them.

Why commit to a reoccurring monthly fee for possibly the rest of your life, when you can merely purchase an inexpensive iXflash, that can be shared with multiple users, and 1 or 2 large capacity HDD or SSD, for your own personal archival system? Keep all your content in the security of your own environment, free from hackers, and it doesn’t come with a reoccurring expense every month. Don’t be chained to a cloud service, free yourself to control your own content and save your money for more important things in life…

For more details about archival storage or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com,or contact a representative near you.

March 31st is World Backup Day, to make sure you have the right archival media and hardware, Vinpower has your solution.

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The importance of backing up your data onto a 2nd and even a 3rd source is so important that there’s a day dedicated to it every year. March 31st is known as World Backup Day, just to bring awareness and encourage everyone to back up their digital content. Vinpower has been an advocate of multiple backups from our inception, not just because it’s part of our business structure, but because we’ve been a victim of data loss and if we hadn’t had adequate backups, we would have been in deep…let’s say we would have had big problems.

At Vinpower, we offer multiple backup solutions, from optical discs, SSD, flash (USB & SD), including our incredible iXflash iOS mobile flash storage, to name a few. But we’ve always touted optical discs as the best and most cost effective method of archival/backup. Optical Disc backups can easily be created, stored, retrieved, takes up minimal space with no power consumption, and the content cannot be altered or deleted, making them the ideal storage medium. Plus, when you compare the cost of optical discs to other digital storage mediums on a cost per KB basis, they are the most cost effective storage platform on the market today.

With World Backup Day quickly approaching, this is the perfect opportunity to back up all the digital content you’ve been putting off for so long. Vinpower can make it easy and cost effective to do so.

For more details about archival storage or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com,or contact a representative near you.