DVD or Thumb Drive?

We get this question all the time these days. “Should I have my 8mm films or videotapes transferred to DVD or Thumb Drive”? 

Our response is: “Thumb Drive“!

A few years ago everyone had a DVD player in the living room or in their computer. Not any more. Computer manufacturers stopped including them either to save money, or to force you to buy another of their products. However DVD players are still available as a stand-alone plugin unit and some stores still sell cheap DVD players. BUT… is it worth the money to buy one?

We ask: “Do you watch tv or movies on your computer? Do you store your music or movie files in the cloud?”

USB Flash Drive

Transferring your media to a thumb drive is your best choice these days. It provides the convenience of easily sharing it with family or friends or online. It’s on a media device that you can plug into any computer. The files are in a universal mp4 format that PC’s and Mac’s can read. Best of all the price of thumb drives have come down. Shop around because we buy them in bulk and might be able to give you a better price.

Editors Note: Please read our post: “How long will a USB Flash Drive retain its data when unplugged“?