Aug, 20 2021

Samsung shutting down their cloud service, once again showing how important it is to have a physical backup of your digital content

I feel like a broken record, but the message is not any less important. The cloud is a useful and easy method to store your digital content, but it shouldn’t be your only method! Samsung announced last year that they are shutting down their cloud storage service and deleting any content that is not removed by November 30, 2021. That means if you inadvertently forgot to transfer the content you had stored on the Samsung cloud and didn’t have another backup solution, you could permanently lose all the content stored on their cloud.

That’s the beauty of keeping backup on optical discs or your own personal HDD or SSD as well as the cloud. Redundancy is not a bad thing when it comes to backups. Vinpower offers a variety of backup solutions, from 128GB BDXL Blu-ray discs to large capacity SSD drives that have all been tested and qualified for long term storage. This is not the first time we’ve seen a large corporation pull the plug or change the use policy on their cloud services and it won’t be the last.

We keep everything in digital format now, so if you care about it enough to store it in the cloud, you should do yourself a favor and save it on a physical media that you have access to as well.

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