Digital picture storage device

Saving pictures is one of those things that everyone has their own way of doing.  Older generations have the albums and shoeboxes full of old pics.  And if they are lucky, someone wrote on the back of them so years later people would have some idea of what they were.

Then, as time moved on, we got more advanced and digital photos became a part of our lives.  And that made things more complicated.  Sure, you could make a million copies of them, but they were still all stuck on the same computer in most cases.  Maybe make some CD’s?  Not a bad idea unless you lose them.  External hard drive?  Good thinking.  Unless it fails.

But think about it.  How often do you take pics of your loved ones?  For me, it’s a regular occurrence.  Are they all home runs?  No way.  But some are funny, some are pretty good, and some capture things perfectly.  What would you do if you lost those?  Think about it.  You always hear about people running back into burning houses to get photos.  It’s the very definition of “irreplaceable”.

So why trust it to technology that can fail?  The Sandisk Memory Vault is NOT your typical external drive.  Why?  Because it isn’t a hard drive.  It’s a Flash drive.  Hard drives have moving parts that can fail.  The Memory Vault is solid state and has been tested to preserve your pictures for up to 100 years.

Yep, that’s right.  100 years.  They come in 8GB and 16 GB versions and plug into your computer via USB.  The thing fits in the palm of your hand regardless of which size you get so I would go for the 16GB.  You have to figure that in 100 years you will probably take some more pics.  Sandisk is a name you can trust (they have been around forever) and if you are serious about keeping care of the things you can’t replace. You need to get yourself a memory vault.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of SanDisk and received a product sample to facilitate my review, and coupons to giveaway.