Buying Office Products for Data Storage
What is Data Storage Media drive?
Any office that has a computer knows the importance
of saving their work. There is always the risk of
something causing a computer to lose all of its memory
or to many things on the computer slowing it down.
This is why backing up data is so important. Data
Storage Media/drive refers to anything that can be
put in the computer to store data on and is then removed
and kept somewhere else. There are various forms of
office supplies that can be used to store data or
media on. The cheaper ways to store data are floppy
and hard disks. A more expensive way to back up data
is to purchase an office product called a media drive.
This is a device that can either be inserted into
a computer or used as a wireless device to store an
offices work. Any form of data storage can be found
at any type of home office or business office supply
stores. The way to choose is to decide how much storage
space an office needs and how long the office needs
to store the information.
Different Types of Media Drives and Which Ones to
Floppy Disks: This is the cheapest
and the most at risk form of storage for data. An
office can buy these at any office supply store
or at any local store. These disks are used mainly
for short documents or files, as this form of media
has very little storage space. This media can be
damaged by magnets, hot or cold temperatures, and
have to be replaced every two years.
CD-R/ CD-RW: CD-R is used when
an office needs only to copy something once, CD-RW
are for an office that may want to copy and recopy
work. This form of media is good because it will
last from five to ten years, but, if not taken care
of properly, the CD can be scratched and become
unusable. Good for small data storage.
DVD-R/ DVD-RW: Much like a CD,
DVD-R can only be burnt once and DVD-RW can be burnt
more than once. This form of media is better at
storing pictures, videos, graphics, audio, and documents.
The life span is 30 to 100 years.
USB Drives: Usually a wireless
product that transfers files from a computer to
a USB drive put into the computer. This is great
for offices that need to transfer a lot files frequently.
The life span is about ten years for this media,
but, it is expensive and is small enough to be lost
External Hard Drive: Data can
be transferred to this by a cable or by inserting
the drive into the computer. The life span is about
five years and this drive has the largest space
for storage. This is a great back up for any office,
especially if there is a lot of data that needs