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


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…

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


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.

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The future of digital storage, like Vinpower, remains focused on optical discs

700TB focused-nanodisc

The future of digital storage, like Vinpower, remains focused on optical discs

I have continued to propagate that optical discs are not only going to remain a viable method of digital storage, but continue to grow as a larger and more effective method of large data storage. Recently, an article about studies to drastically increase the storage capacity of optical discs was published online, which you can find here: Typically I would paraphrase the articles in my own words, but in this case, it is short enough that I posted the entire article below for your enlightenment and enjoyment:

Local scientists have found a new approach to high-capacity data storage, making a portable big data center possible.

The amount of data we produce every day is beyond imagination in this era of information explosion.

Estimates show that global data will amount up to 175 ZB (Zettabytes; 1 ZB equals 1 billion Terabytes or 1 trillion Gigabytes) in 2025. If 175 ZB were stored on Blu-ray disks, the disk stack would be 23 times the distance to the Moon.

Scientists from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) have offered a new approach for next-generation nanoscale optical data storage, which can greatly increase storage capacity while decreasing energy consumption.

They conjugated graphene oxide and lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles, which are synthesized by adding lanthanides, the rare-earth elements, into nanoparticles and are able to convert infrared light into UV-visible light.

Using the nanocomposites as storage media combined with a sub-diffraction optical writing method, it is possible to develop a 12-centimeter-in-diameter optical disk that can store 700 TB, equal to the capacity of 28,000 Blu-ray discs.

This finding provides a new approach to develop new optical disks which demand lower energy consumption and have a long lifespan.

Professor Zhang Qiming said it has great potential to be used in the big data centers.

“Maybe in the future a standard football field-sized big data center can be replaced by a portable disk,” he said.

Simone Lamon, a postdoctoral research fellow of USST, said the new optical storage technology is likely to greatly support the development of artificial intelligence technology. He believed it will usher in an information revolution.

The research was conducted by University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, RMIT University and National University of Singapore. It has been published in scientific journal “Science Advances.”

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Independent film has blossomed in the absence of Hollywood blockbusters, It’s your content, you should protect it!


After living through a year of quarantining and isolation due to COVID restrictions, thanks to new vaccines, the world is starting to open up. However, that prolonged time with little to do and few places to go, gave light to innovation. There’s only so many old shows you can binge watch on streaming services until people begin thirsting for new interesting content. Thankfully, there are lots of creative people with lots of time and ideas happy to fill the gap.

Today’s technology makes it so that everyone with a cell phone, a vision, and editing software can make their own movies these days. Picture for a moment that you created digital video content that you want to sell or control who you share with, what are your limitations? One issue could be that those that view your content, decide to make copies or upload online without your permission or consent. If you were hoping to sell that content, then you no longer have the opportunity because someone took that decision from you and made it available for free to anyone. If you had hoped to keep the content private, now it’s been released onto the web or passed from person to person for all to share and see without your ability to selectively decide who can view the content and who can’t. Protecting content is not just a problem for large enterprise or movie studios, it can be an everyone’s problem.

Vinpower has been developing hardware and software tools that enable companies and individuals to keep their content safe through our line of DVD and Blu-ray video copy protection capability. It shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg just to protect what’s rightfully yours. Don’t take any chances with your digital video content, add Vinpower’s copy protection and rest easier knowing that you don’t have to be a victim.

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