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The HDDMini is the pocket sized IT device that is cheap and useful enough for everyone.

Aug 05,2022

For those IT professionals out there, the HDDMini is the perfect companion to backup or help save a hard drive from a persons computer. But, you don’t have to be in IT or have a lot of technical knowledge to use the HDDMini. Simply connect a master source and the number of subject drives you want to copy on to (based on the max connections of the system) and you’re good to go. The HDDMini is extremely inexpensive and will make your life much easier if you need to backup or copy any SATA connected HDD or SSD.

Why would an everyday person need one? Lets just say, most people don’t go around hammering nails on a regular basis, but yet they have a hammer on hand just in case. The HDDMini is the same scenario. What if you have a hard drive that’s failing and you want to quickly copy the content before you lose all the data? Second scenario, you bought a larger capacity hard drive and you want to move the content from the previous one to the new hard drive safely, without a lot of hassle or being very time consuming. How about, you just want to make a backup of your hard drive should anything happen to the primary one? You are constantly adding content to your hard drive, so you would need to constantly back it up. How about, you have an old hard drive that you plan to recycle and you don’t want to get rid of it with all your personal data on there, the HDDMini has a secure erase feature that will remove all content preventing anyone from being able to recover it.

I could give a longer list of reasons why everyone should have a HDDMini on hand, but you get the point. So then, why the Vinpower HDDMini? This below Youtube video link will show how easy it is to use and all the great features it has to offer. Click on the link and see for yourself:

https://youtu.be/v0IqyV2y3Io

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The iXflash Cube worked like a dream, backing up all my vacation photos from my iPhone while it was charging and I was sleeping

Jul 29,2022

Another testimonial of personal experience using the iXflash Cube. I recently took a long overdue vacation with the family in a beautiful tropical location. Like millions of other people, my iPhone doubles as my camera, especially when I’m traveling. Everyday, I’m capturing tons of photos of all the fun we’re having and the interesting sights found as we relax and take in the sights. For millions of people, that’s where the photos will remain permanently, because they don’t use any sort of backup. However, for me, this was an exiting opportunity to fully test our iXflash Cube, being that this is the 1st vacation I’ve taken since its release.

I can tell you it couldn’t have been easier to use. Every night when I went to bed, I connected my iPhone to the charger, with the iXflash Cube connected. Immediately, the iPhone began charging as normally, but at the same time, the iXflash kicked in and seamlessly began reviewing the iPhone for any new images that haven’t already been saved and backed up all the new images and videos. When I work in the morning, my iPhone was fully charged and all the pictures and videos I had taken were backed up onto the iXflash Cube. That was it, there was nothing else I needed to do. I repeated this process every night while on vacation and the same results. I didn’t have to initiate the backup or program anything, it all took place automatically.

When I returned from the trip, I simply plugged the USB connection of the iXflash Cube into my PC and all the pictures and videos I took on the my vacation were instantly viewable and I simply download them to my external hard drive, for safe keeping. Not only that, but I was able to instantly post images and video to social media or share them with other friends and family members without any issue. The iXflash Cube is so easy and useful, plus very affordable, it would be a shame to vacation without it if you’re an iPhone or iPad user.

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The first commercially available CD was issued 40 years ago in 1982

Jul 15,2022

When you think of all the changes in technology that’s taken place in the past 100 years, it’s staggering to think how far we’ve come, for better or worse. Depending on your age, will mark what advances had the most impact on you and what we’re nostalgic about. This came about when my wife and I were talking to our kids about what life was like when we were kids and what were staples then that my kids today know nothing about, like rotary phones, TV’s with knobs, daily newspapers, etc. As technology evolves, some products also evolve or get phased out entirely.

One item that hasn’t changes and may be up for debate whether it’s been phased out or not is the Compact Disc (CD). Even though it’s not as prevalent as it was, I still order CD’s and take my kids to those remaining record stores to buy new music. In fact, it was 40 years ago that the 1st commercial CD was made available in Japan. Billy Joel’s 1982 release of “52nd St” making history as the very first album available on CD. It would still take another year or so before the format caught on, but when it did, it was like lightning in a bottle. The superior digital sound was a hit and consumers were excited to replace their entire music library with CD’s. Vinyl and cassette tapes were ultimately phased out in favor of the CD.

Ultimately, vinyl and to some extent cassettes have made comebacks in the last 5 years for nostalgic purposes due to the unique sound quality and retro cool factor. Yet, the CD still remains and even in middle age, holding its own as the newer digital streaming and MP3’s dominate the music scene. Even though my kids are not as familiar with CD’s as they are with Spotify or other streaming services, they still recognize the value of owning music on a CD that they will always have available to them as the streaming services come and go.

If you want to make sure you always have your favorite music available when you want it, use Vinpower’s OPTODISC line of CD-R’s to keep backup copies. OPTODISC is proven to offer superior sound quality and longevity compared to the competition, so you won’t have to worry about premature degradation.

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The iXflash Cube allows you to backup and share all your vacation photos and videos effortlessly!

Jul 08,2022

When you travel for vacation, most people typically want to memorialize the trip with photos and videos along the way. That was the case for my family as we traveled out of town and took lots of pictures and videos with my iPhone. Since I’m a huge advocate for backing up those irreplaceable memories, I like to download a copy of that content to store on an external source, in my case, 2 separate external hard drives that I store in separate locations. You can never be too careful and I’d be very upset if I every lost those files.

With that said, the iXflash Cube makes it so incredibly easy and convenient to back up those images and transfer them to another source or to share with friends and family members. Each day or night, I simply connect my iPhone to a regular charging cable with the iXflash Cube connected and not only is my iPhone recharged, but within minutes, all my pictures and videos are backed up. I didn’t need to do anything extra, it’s automatic. This is especially helpful with the large video files that are too big to email and too much of a hassle to upload from iTunes. Using the iXflash Cube is no different than not using it, there are no extra steps, so you almost forget you’re even using it. Every time you charge your iPhone with the same cable that’s connected to the iXflash Cube, your images and videos are securely transferred to the iXflash Cube, then you use the USB connection to easily download those files to whomever or wherever you want.

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Optical Disc Drives show Sci-Fi blurs the lines between functional and decorative.

Jun 24,2022

Recently, I took my family to Universal Studios Hollywood to enjoy the movie magic and some thrilling rides. One of those rides was Transformers: The Ride 3-D. While waiting in line for the ride, low and behold, I see a familiar item. Optical Disc Drives installed in the wall as decoration for a fictional US military base used by the military and the Autobots, for protection against the evil Decepticons. Seems I should explain.

One of the great things about Universal Studios is the exceptional detail they put into creating the environments while waiting in line for all of their rides. The ride itself is only part of the experience, given that you spend 10x longer in line than the ride itself. So, while you're in line, you're immersed into the theme of the ride. In this case, the theme is hi-tech mechanical devices, which all of them could be harmless equipment or an actual sentient being that's in disguise.

Since all the decorations are interactive, it was fun to watch my kids harmlessly push buttons and play with devices, like the optical disc drives, which they wouldn't interact with at home. The ride shows me that the designers and engineers behind the ride feel optical disc drives will certainly continue to be relevant in the future, and they make awesome hi-tech decorations as well.

If you need one or many optical discs drives for your own business or personal use, visit www.Vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you. Vinpower is the primary source for all physical optical and digital storage devices and media.

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PlexDisc optical disc media is the only media you need!

Jun 10,2022

If you receive an email from me every week and read its contents, then you probably either have a lot of time on your hands or you frequently use or sell optical discs. Given that it’s probably the later, I wanted to make sure you were aware of the incredible quality, reliability, and affordability of the PlexDisc line of optical discs! Available in virtually every format, including CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, BD-R, and BD-R DL, we’re certain to have the media that best meets your needs at a price point that is just as appealing. Plus, we offer the PlexDisc media in a variety of surfaces, including shiny silver top, logo top, white thermal printable, white & silver inkjet printable, and the exclusive Liquid Defense Plus line of glossy water resistant white inkjet printable versions.

Maybe you’re someone that is a visual learner and gain more from seeing the product rather than just hearing me rave about it. Well, here’s a recent YouTube video about our PlexDisc media that emphasizes what I was saying:

https://youtu.be/ypua-1KhV9M

PlexDisc media is available across a number of ecommerce platforms in numerous countries. For more details on this item or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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The Pioneer 212V drive shows its versatility, proven to work with 8cm CD-R’s

Jun 03,2022

At one time, small 8cm CD-R’s were a popular novelty disc and all drives had to be able to read and write to them. Overtime, the novelty was over and the small discs were fewer and harder to find. With that, many of the drive manufacturers no longer felt the need to support the niche format. However, there is still a marketplace for these specialty 8cm CD-R’s and the Pioneer 212V drive recognizes the need to support all forms of recordable optical discs. The Pioneer 212V is the perfect write/read drive for nearly all formats of recordable optical discs including BD-R/RE, BD-R DL, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, CD-R (including 8cm).

In addition, the Pioneer BDR-212V ROBOT PLUS version is available with an extended tray and enhanced mechanisms that allow it to work with nearly all robotic automated publishing systems and duplicators. Vinpower’s Pioneer BDR-212V ROBOT PLUS drive is enhanced to allow thousands of in and out operation without failure. We physically modify each drive to handle the rigors of the automated duplication environment, especially for robotic autoloader publishers and duplicators.

To learn more about the BDR-212V drive, contact Vinpower Digital directly, or visit https://www.vinpowerdigital.com/products/pioneer-bdr-212v for more insight about the drive’s benefits and specifications.

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When the power goes out, your data is still safe on optical discs

May 20,2022

Recently, there was yet another article on how the cloud is vulnerable and that we shouldn’t rely on it solely. In the below article, it mentions how a cloud service had a major power outage in one of their US data centers that “…impacted all power supply sources, including the backup generators, which in turn caused a cascading issue and resulted in degraded performance.” Because of this incident, their customers were unable to access their content for quite some time and it’s not certain if any of the content was permanently lost.

That’s why optical discs should be an integral part of any company or person’s archival storage to guard against unexpected issues like these that can take a cloud service offline and prevent thousands or even millions of people from accessing their data. Keeping content on archival discs allows those to both retain data and be able to access it when needed anywhere they are.

Read the article for yourself: https://www.crn.com/news/security/mimecast-reports-major-power-outage-in-us-data-center

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With the iXflash Cube, you don’t need to buy a new iPhone because your current iPhone’s memory is full.

May 13,2022

Here’s a personal antidote regarding the benefits of the iXflash Cube taken from a real life story of a relative. While visiting my aunt and uncle recently, my aunt told me that she had to buy the latest iPhone because her previous iPhone, which was only 2 years old, had ran out of storage due to all the pictures she took. She said she kept getting messages that her iCloud storage was full, even after she offloaded a number of images. Instead, she opted to buy a new iPhone with a larger capacity and transfer the content from one iPhone to the other.

I told her I could save her the trouble and the expense by simply using the iXflash Cube to automatically backup her pictures and videos on her iPhone and from her iCloud every time she plugged her iPhone in to charge. I showed her how it does a complete backup of all the pictures and videos and that it won’t duplicate existing images when backing up. Plus, if my uncle uses it to backup his iPhone, all his images will go to a separate identifiable folder, so they will both keep their images separate but easy to identify.

Another important factor to my aunt was the ability to take pictures off her iPhone and put them back on when she wanted to. I showed here that not only could she back up the images and easily use the USB connection to load them onto her computer, but also all the images and videos retained their original names, date/time stamps, locations, format, etc. That way, she could restore any and all images/videos onto her iPhone or any iPhone/iPad easily and quickly.

With this simple inexpensive iXflash Cube, I showed my aunt how she could have saves hundreds of dollars and continue to take and keep as many pictures and videos as she wants with no added effort on her part. She was convinced and bought one immediately, how about you?

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Have an Offset Printer and want to be able to print on shiny silver top CD’s, OPTODISC has the solution

May 06,2022

Offset printers have been a strong alternative to standard silkscreen printers. They allow many more options in colors, while being easier to use and cleaner than silkscreen, but the problem has always been the difficulty in printing on shiny silver CD’s. Typically, shiny silver CD’s become damaged from the offset process due to the pressure and heat created when applying the color film to the disc. Unlike DVD’s, CD’s only have 1 layer of plastic with dye on top. So when the offset printer rolls over the dye layer of the silver lacquer CD, it often causes the dye to peel off killing the CD and creating a cleaning nightmare for the offset printer operator.

The solution has typically been to use a special coating over the shiny silver lacquer that works as a protective layer to prevent peeling. The problem is that makes the top of the CD look like a matte finish and no longer shiny silver, so the finished printed product is often not as attractive. That was the solution until now!

Vinpower is now offering the all new OPTODISC shiny silver lacquer CD-R that comes as both the standard CD-R and Digital Audio version that work perfectly with offset printers. We’ve managed to create these Shiny Silver CD-R’s that can hold up to the intense pressure of the offset printer and still offer a beautify shiny silver top with perfect recording capabilities. They will also work with silkscreen and thermal printers as well to an all around solution. But the main advantage comes for those with offset printers and want to print text, images, or both onto shiny silver top CD’s.

If you’re looking for a shiny silver lacquer CD-R solution that can work with an offset printer, then contact us today to reserve your quantities. These CD-R’s are a game changer and we’re confident they meet all your needs as well as those of your customers.

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Live Video from the iXflash allowed me to film my son’s entire performance

Apr 29,2022

I often share stories or hypothetical scenarios that happen or could happen to others. Well here’s an exception where I share a personal experience in which the iXflash was extremely helpful to me. My 2 sons are in their middle school band and chorus respectively. Recently, the school had its first performance in more than 2 years dues to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, it was a big deal for the school, the students, and especially the parents to not only have an opportunity to see our children perform in person, but to return to some semblance of normalcy. As required by the parents handbook, I planned to film the entire recital, approx. 1 hour of performances. Therein lies the problem!

Of course our smart phones, are actually our default cameras, so we are limited by the amount of available memory left at the time we plan to film. In my case, at that time, I didn’t have enough space to film the full hour performance, but what I did have was the iXflash. By using the iXflash with my iPhone, it was like adding extra memory as I could film using the remaining iXflash memory and not use any memory from my iPhone. Viola, I had the perfect solution, I used the iXflash Live Video feature and was able to capture both of my son’s entire recital without worrying about running out of memory or having to furiously delete content to clear more space.

The best part was when I was done recording, the entire performance was loaded onto the iXflash, which meant I could share it using AirDrop, Messages, load to Social Media, or download onto my computer with the USB connection with no trouble at all. It couldn’t have been easier and I could sit back and just enjoy the performance without constantly checking my phone if I had enough memory left. If you film or take a lot of videos, the iXflash is your perfect companion as it is literally the “Swiss Army Knife” of iOS storage devices.

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For Earth Day, lets think about the planet and store more content on optical discs instead of on the Cloud

Apr 22,2022

This Friday, April 22, 2022, is Earth Day and it was created to educate everyone about what we can do to protect and preserve our planet and our homes. Some of you may think I’m crazy by suggesting that optical discs are better for the environment than the Cloud. Aren’t optical discs made out of plastic and the Cloud is an invisible storage in the sky? Well, even though it’s true that optical discs are made from a small amount of plastic, it’s not true that cloud storage and large data centers are harmless to the planet. In fact, just the opposite. Data Centers, which is what runs the Cloud and businesses all over the world are one of the largest consumers of energy, which is a major culprit in emitting greenhouse gases and other factors leading to irreversible climate change. Currently, Data Centers account for 3% of the total energy used around the world just to maintain servers that hold both hot and cold data.

Cold data means data that is not actively reviewed and therefore not needed to be available as quickly as Hot data, which is content that is frequently viewed and relied upon. An example of Cold data could be all the photos of past meals you’ve taken or similar content that are rarely viewed if ever. Because of the proliferation of digital content produced daily, the amount of Cold data is growing exponentially greater than Hot or Warm data. Why are we using servers that require immense amounts of energy to maintain cold data that’s rarely viewed?

That’s where Optical Discs come into play. But not just any optical discs, because there are some low grade discs that degrade easily and could cause data loss in as little as a few years. If you use high quality optical discs like the OPTODISC line, then you have typically 50+ years archival life with the reliability to ensure your content will be safe and available when you need it.

While we’re waiting for discs to be used for Cold Data on the global stage, we can start making a difference immediately by offloading Cold Data from your internal work servers now. Adding an archival Jukebox or just offloading old digital content onto strong quality OPTODISC discs would still make a big difference if enough SMB’s and SME’s used optical discs to offload Cold Data. They say change starts with the person in the mirror, lets all take a look ourselves and see what we can do to help the Earth today and everyday going forward.

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World Backup Day started in 2011, but the meaning is just as important today – Back-up your content!

Mar 25,2022

So much of our lives revolve around digital content. Many people now keep a majority of their pictures, movies, music, games, finances, work files, and so much more stored as digital files, typically all in a single location like a computer or in cloud storage. The problem with that, is if anything ever happened to that item or cloud service where all these items are stored, then you could have your entire inventory of content wiped out in the blink of an eye. I’m not here to promote doom and gloom, and the odds may be low, but it’s incredibly easy to make a simple backup of all these files that would give you piece of mind and the security to protect your most important digital content. It could be as simple and keep 2 external hard drives that are synced frequently and kept in two completely different locations.

By implementing a secure redundancy of all your important digital files, it provides a safe guard that could mean the difference between losing everything and having piece of mind. Just by merely storing those important files on multiple external hard drives or optical discs and keeping the backups in a different location would drastically decrease the chances you will have a catastrophic loss.

Vinpower provides all the tools needed to easily and successfully backup all your digital content on to physical media and keep them safe and secure for decades to come.

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An estimated 1.5 trillion pictures will be taken in 2022, where will they store them all?

Mar 18,2022

A recent article I read, “How Many Photos Will be Taken in 2022?”, By Susan Enfield discussed our obsession with taking pictures and the trajectory of how those pictures are taken, stored, and what it means. Everyone that has a smartphone knows that its primary function is to take pictures. At least that’s been my experience. The problem is, people take tons of pictures, with higher resolutions and therefore larger file sizes, and never take them off their smartphones. Sure, some people use some form of cloud service to back them up, but even that’s a small minority of the overall population. In reality, the images typically sit on the phone until someone either deletes them or you buy a phone with more memory and transfer the images there. Most of those people would love to have an easy hassle free method to transfer those images to keep them safe outside their phones, but aren’t aware of a method how.

Well, Vinpower has the answer. The iXflash Cube is the simple way to backup all the photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad without pushing a single button. The iXflash Cube connects to an iPhone/iPad’s existing charging cube and cable and from there, after downloading the iXflash Cube App and the initial setup, every time you connect your iPhone or iPad to that charger, the iXflash Cube will automatically begin the backup process. All the images stored on that iPhone will be backed up onto the drive in its original state with its existing file name, format, date stamp, location, etc. Additionally, the iXflash Cube can also backup the images and videos stored in your iCloud for additional protection.

INot sure you need the iXflash Cube, here are some interesting anticipated stats for 2022 from the above mentioned article:
• More than 90% of all pictures/videos taken will be through a smartphone
• Nearly 9 trillion unique digital photos will be taken
• That equates to about 188 pictures per year for every man, woman, and child in the world

Those numbers are sobering, but I know I take probably 188 pictures a month. That’s why I’m glad I have an iXflash Cube to backup and store those images on an external hard drive for safe keeping. Plus, I don’t have to pay monthly fees or contribute to global warming keeping my images on a server farm that uses huge magnitudes of electricity. So if you want to save money and the planet, and you take a fair amount of pictures or videos with an iPhone or iPad, the iXflash Cube is the perfect solution for you too.

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With skyrocketing prices for virtually everything, watching movies at home is both economical and entertaining.

Mar 11,2022

It seems like the price of everything has increased dramatically recently. I was shocked to learn that the value of my car, which is nothing special, is worth more now than what I paid for it in 2017. The problem is, the cost of gas, eating out, and entertainment has increased dramatically. The overall expense to go out is getting more and more prohibitive making those special occasions, even more reclusive. So how can you still have an entertaining evening with family and friends without breaking the bank? Why not stay home and make it a movie night? Most people already have a suitable large screen TV, why take advantage and catch up on classic movies or maybe there’s something new you’ve been meaning to watch but never had time. Personally, I am enjoying watching movies from my youth with my kids to get their perspective and see if they are still as enjoyable as I remembered them being.

The problem is, not all movies are readily available on the streaming service(s) I currently subscribe to. In any case, I am fortunate that I collected tons of DVD and Blu-ray movies over time, so I can always pop one or two in, if we want to make it a double feature, eat a home cooked meal, make popcorn, and pause the movie for bathroom breaks without breaking the bank. That’s why it’s so important to keep your DVD’s or pick up a new one if it’s a movie you loved or always wanted to watch.

If the high price of going out is leaving you sad, turn that frown upside down and have a good ole fashion staycation in your living room. Let the movies transport you to new places or revisit the places you’ve loved in the past. Vinpower offers plenty of products from optical discs to drives, USB, SSD, and iPhone flash that will allow you to live your best life and not break the bank.

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The iXflash Cube is the perfect backup companion and this new video shows its key benefits

Feb 11,2022

Unless you’re not reading my weekly email blasts, you are probably familiar with me touting our latest product, the iXflash Cube. Of course, hearing (or reading) me go on and on about how easy it is to use and the benefits of backing up your iPhone or iPad doesn’t carry the same weight as watching a video showing how easy it is to use and why it’s so useful. That’s why we created this quick video that you can watch from the below YouTube link:

https://youtu.be/Qa8-ZB_HcyE

The iXflash Cube is available on Amazon through the below links: Type A version:
1TB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D76SQZT
512GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D6WM5MJ
256GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D7F4WSK
128GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GD1TQJC

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It’s critical to protect important files on an extra hard drive to prevent accidental loss

Jan 21,2022

I recently heard a story from a popular tech blogger about when an operating system update went awry and nearly deleted all the content she had stored on her computer’s internal hard drive. Microsoft implemented a standard OS update to Windows 10 20H2 and is customary. We’ve all gone through it and typically it’s nothing more than us needing to wait to use the computer while the update takes place. In this case, when the person went to turn on their computer after the update, there was nothing on their desktop and they couldn’t find any of their files. In a panic, they tried multiple tricks to recover the data, mind you this is a very tech savvy person, not the average user. Finally, they were able to eventually recover the missing data, but there was the possibility, especially for someone without the technical expertise, to have lost everything.

There’s a simply solution to protect your content, keep your critical files, (or at least a backup), on a separate detached hard drive. By keeping your critical content on a hard drive that doesn’t contain your operating system and is not permanently connected to your computer and the internet, there’s no chance an external factor can corrupt the content on the drive. Plus, that separate hard drive means you can place it in a separate location, so if a catastrophic incident happens, having your important files in a separate location adds even greater protection.

As the old saying goes, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. That’s true with your digital content as well. Protect yourself and make sure you backup and keep critical files separate from your computer for maximum security.

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Check out Vinpower’s latest interview from the 2022 CES about our iXflash series of Apple iOS iPhone/iPad storage solutions

Jan 14,2022

Even though the 2022 CES tradeshow was abbreviated, Vinpower had a tremendous response for our iXflash series, which includes the original iXflash and the new iXflash Cube. This year, as in 2021, we were interviewed by the tech savvy influencer, Carl McLarty of McLarty Films about the iXflash series. We discussed the true ease and benefits of the iXflash Cube as well as the new advances coming to the standard iXflash line in the near future.

Check out the interview for yourself, the below YouTube link is a short video that highlights the main benefits of the iXflash Cube, the latest offering from the iXflash series:

https://youtu.be/38SwQg0YgX8

We also had a number of attendees that visited our booth at CES interested in our industry leading duplication equipment, media, and accessories. We encourage everyone that we had the pleasure of speaking with at the 2022 CES to reply to this email for more details and to follow up.

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Vinpower and the 2022 CES tradeshow persevered through the latest bout of the COVID outbreak

Jan 07,2022

The 2022 CES tradeshow was supposed to be a return to normalcy in a way, but the omicron variant had other plans. With numerous major companies pulling out and even some who didn’t exhibiting little more than a virtual presence with no staff and a do it yourself maze of QR codes due to COVID related concerns, CES persevered and opened its doors for the 1st time in 2 years on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Vinpower was there to face the challenge and great those attendees that also took a chance and participating is the pinnacle for the electronics industry.

Even though there were fewer exhibitors and a limited crowd, the attendance was still full of passionate participants that all followed the guidelines and were anxious and excited to see what was on display. Vinpower, exhibiting in a new location with a new exhibition booth, was excited to show our wares to what was certain to be many new faces that had never visited or heard of us before. So even with a scaled back show, Vinpower was pleased with the enthusiastic reception and the opportunity to share our product range with a wider audience.

What the future holds for CES is anybody’s guess, but I would bet that 2023 will find a reinvigorated group of attendees and exhibitors and Vinpower will once again be amongst them.

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Best to keep copies of your favorite holiday movies on optical discs, as they are not always available when you want to watch them.

Dec 27,2021

One tradition we have at our house in December is to watch the animated and stop motion Claymation movies from the 70’s. Movies like A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Christmas Claymation movies from Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass, like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”, “Jack Frost”, plus so many other popular holiday classics. These movies were run frequently on regular broadcast over the air TV or “Free TV” throughout the month, however recently, a number of the pay streaming services started acquiring these classics and broadcasting them exclusively for their paid content audience. For instance, Apple TV acquired A Charlie Brown Christmas and now it cannot be shown anywhere except through Apple TV. That means if you don’t subscribe to Apple TV, because it’s too expensive, not enough programming to justify the cost, or you simply have 12 other video streaming platforms you already subscribe to and can’t justify adding another, then you can’t want this animated holiday classic.

Instead of being at the mercy of the video streaming services, instead, get these classics on DVD or Blu-ray so that you can watch them whenever and wherever you want. That’s why keeping and acquiring movies and even music on optical discs is still worthwhile, because you never can tell when something you want to watch or listen to will actually be available on the streaming services you subscribe to when you want to watch them.

Reminder, Vinpower will be exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas, NV Jan in Central Hall, Booth # 15544. If you’re attending, we hope you visit with us.

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Vinpower’s Pioneer BDR-212V drive offers something for everyone

Dec 17,2021

Vinpower Digital’s exclusive Pioneer BDR-212V 16x internal BD/DVD/CD Half Height Optical Disc Drive (ODD), in collaboration with Pioneer Corporation, is the perfect ODD regardless of what hardware you’re using it in. It’s been a great benefit for those whether you plan to use it as an internal computer drive, with manual tower duplicators, or our ROBOT PLUS model in autoloaders. With the BDR-212V’s added advantages, like added DVD±R enhancements, virtual elimination of disruptive “donut rings”, superior Blu-ray writing strategy, and modifications to work with robotic autoloaders, it really fulfills nearly all requirements for anyone looking for a 5 ¼” internal writer drive.

Plus, the Pioneer BDR-212V ROBOT PLUS version is available with an extended tray and enhanced mechanisms that allow it to work with the widest array of robotic automated duplicators. Vinpower’s Pioneer BDR-212V ROBOT PLUS drive is enhanced to allow thousands of in and out operation without failure. We physically modify each drive to handle the rigors of the duplication environment, especially for robotic autoloader duplicators.

For these and many other reasons, the Vinpower exclusive version of the Pioneer 212V series of drives should always be your first choice.

Reminder, Vinpower will be exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas, NV Jan in Central Hall, Booth # 15544. If you’re attending, we hope you visit with us.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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The iXflash Cube has added security measures to make sure everyone’s files are protected.

Dec 03,2021

In Taiwan this past week, there’s a huge scandal where a politician and her boyfriend had a huge dispute that led to possible criminal charges and certainly joint lawsuits against each other. The reason for the utter downfall of both their relationship and their sanity was due to infidelity on both sides. The reason any of this came to light was because of a shared mobile backup device that they didn’t realize they shared and discovered intimate secrets held on their phones.

The backup device in question is made by another company and doesn’t have any fail safe systems in place like the iXflash Cube does. So when each person plugged in their iPhone into the charger with this backup device connected, it backed up all their contents indiscriminately. That’s how both parties discovered the indiscretions that they kept on their iPhones.

The iXflash Cube offers the Trust Circle feature which restricts access to only those allowed into the trust circle. That way the iXflash won’t backup random iPhones or iPads that are not part of the Trust Circle and only those with access can use it. It allows people to keep their content private and not have accidental disclosures like other devices do.

So if you care about your content to want to make sure you have a secure backup and make sure others don’t load their content with yours, then the iXflash Cube is the best choice!

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The iXflash makes it easy and fast to transfer files from an iXflash onto an iPhone or iPad

Nov 05,2021

Ever wanted to load a movie stored on your computer onto your iPhone or iPad, but don’t know how? Do you have music that’s not stored on iTunes or in a format Apple iOS doesn’t support that you want to load to an iPhone or iPad? Wish you could modify work related files from your iPhone or iPad that you can transfer back and forth from your computer? Do you get the trend, if you ever wanted to transfer nearly any type of content onto an iPhone or iPad and either don’t know how or found it’s not possible, then I have good news for you! The below video, shows just how easy and quickly you can transfer nearly any type of file onto an iPhone or iPad using an iXflash drive. You can move video files (including .mp4, .mov, .wmv, etc.), audio files (including MP3, FLAC, WAV, etc.), image files (including JPG, TIFF, GIF, etc.), and data files (including WORD, EXCEL, PDF, etc.) from any device with a USB connection onto an iPhone or iPad. Additionally, you can create, open, and send compressed zip files as well. The iXflash is your ultimate accessory for your iPhone or iPad! Click on the below link to watch how easy it is to transfer files onto an iPhone or iPad with an iXflash: https://youtu.be/CQpYUxl6Avs To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area. Interested in this article? Click on the following link to read this and all previous email blasts and interesting related content from Vinpower’s official Blog: https://blog.vinpowerdigital.com/

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Most portable electronic devices require SD or MicroSD cards to operate, Vinpower’s SD duplicators ensure all content is accurate!

Oct 22,2021

Secure Digital Cards, more formally known as SD and MicroSD Cards, have practically become the universal memory for all small portable electronic devices. SD or MicroSD cards are used in mobile phones, tablets, TV’s, cameras, game consoles, navigation, and so many other devices that require very small compact stable memory. The reason SD and MicroSD Cards are so popular is because they are made of extremely durable and solid material, which prevents most mechanical damage from occurring. They are based on non-volatile memory to ensure the stability of data and it doesn’t require periodic refreshing or prone to failure due to abrupt power outages. That’s why it’s perfect for portable devices or stored in devices that are prone to the elements and turbulent conditions, including many components that used in cars, planes, boats, etc.

We all recognize the value of SD and MicroSD Cards, but what’s the point of this email blast? The key is, unlike optical discs that can be replicated, there’s only 1 way to transfer information onto SD and MicroSD Cards, duplication through a computer or a standalone SD/MicroSD Card duplicator. Even though cameras and cell phones may require empty SD/MicroSD cards that the owners will fill up with photos, videos, music, movies or what not, many of the devices that use SD/MicroSD Cards have content prestored on them. The manufacturers of those products need a quick and easy way to transfer identical content across hundreds, thousands, even millions, of cards accurately and in the shortest time possible.

Vinpower offers a full range of SD duplicators, in sizes from 1 to 3 up to 1 to 127, in a single console that offer slots for both standard SD Cards and MicroSD Cards. Having a dedicated MicroSD slot means you don’t need an adaptor to fit in the standard SD slot, saving time and costs. Vinpower has worked with a variety of entities, from auto manufacturers, to licensed toy manufacturers providing SD duplicators so they can reproduce the SD and MicroSD Cards that make their devices operate. That is the one thing they all have in common, the items they are producing require hundreds of thousands of identically reproduced SD and/or MicroSD Cards that are to be inserted into every device they plan to sell.

If you are developing a program that needs to be copied onto multiple SD or MicroSD Cards, Vinpower’s line of SD Duplicators is the perfect device to make it happen.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Vinpower’s line of RipBox and Cronus systems now offer complete audio CD ripping capabilities

Oct 15,2021

If you’re like me, you have shelves or possibly boxes full of CD’s you’ve collected over time and now they just sit there collecting dust. It’s not because you don’t enjoy the music any longer, but it’s just not as convenient anymore. What if I told you there is an easy and automated way you can rip your entire CD’s collection onto your computer or a portable hard drive quickly and accurately? It’s true, using the low cost Vinpower RipBox or the high production Cronus systems, you can set the discs into the input bins, walk away and let the systems do the work. Come back and find all the discs you loaded ripped needing to babysit or monotonously loading each disc 1 at a time into your computer drive, if you even still have one.

In fact, all the content will retain all the crucial metadata, like the artist name, song title, album title, and so much more. On top of that, you can save the files onto any type of format you’d like, including the more common .mp3 or for true audio files, onto lossless audio files like flac or .wav, to retain that authentic uncompressed sound as it was meant to be heard.

Maybe you already ripped all your CD’s a long time ago into iTunes or similar software, where they were all ripped as the extremely compressed files, losing a lot of the original sound quality the artist and producers worked so hard to create. Now you can easily and cheaply rip all the discs again into a high quality lossless audio file, like flac or .wav. Now you can once again listen to the music in its original uncompressed state for a more dynamic listening experience.

For more details on these products or any items that Vinpower offers, please visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

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The LA ports are congested with boats waiting to offload for weeks, order early to avoid significant delays…

Oct 08,2021

I’m sure that most of you are aware of the tremendous delays for sea freight deliveries, but may not be aware as to why. I can’t speak for all the ports, but I have 1st hand knowledge as to the reason for the slowdown at the Los Angeles port. Firstly, the COVID pandemic shutdown and slow reopening’s limited the port’s ability to offload at the same efficiency. Then, because of a lack of workers for both inside the port and for truck drivers to haul the containers away, container vessels are parked just offshore for miles and miles just waiting patiently for their turn to enter the port and unload. These delays have been going on for over a year, and it doesn’t look like it’s easing up any time soon. As you can see from the attached images, there are boats just sitting offshore queued up, some as far off as 40 miles from port, waiting in line like a traffic jam on the freeway. Even when boats make it in to the port, it’s still taking a much longer time to unload and head back to pick up more product.

All this is to say, whatever it is you regularly purchase, or have been planning to buy, you need to place your orders much earlier than usual and be patient. Lead times are much longer than usual, so if you can’t wait, maybe you can be flexible on the specifications and opt to bridge the gap with an item similar to what you need. For instance, we had some extremely cold items that were sitting in our warehouse since 2018 that we couldn’t sell. It wasn’t that the product was defective, it’s just because it was a special order that got canceled and didn’t match anyone else’s needs. Well, desperate times calls for desperate measures. Due to shortages, customers that weren’t interested before were all too happy to take that 2018 inventory. To them and their customers, it didn’t matter if it didn’t look like what they usually bought, they just need something that worked. There you have it, compromise at its best.

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Vinpower offers Authentic Epson Discproducer ink for better performance and color print quality

Oct 01,2021

Vinpower has been a global authorized seller of the Epson Discproducer series for a number of years, but we find that a lot of customers prefer to use 3rd party ink rather than true authentic Epson ink. When you don’t use authentic ink from the printer manufacturer, you’re taking chances that could reduce the lifespan of the printer and limit the vibrant color brilliance of the print quality.

Vinpower offers true authentic Epson ink for the Discproducer series at prices that make it reasonable to switch back to authentic ink. Using genuine authentic Epson ink makes a tremendous difference in the overall performance of the printer and the vibrance of the color on the discs you print. So don’t short change yourself, contact Vinpower today and get the genuine authentic Epson ink for the best the Discproducer has to offer.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Replacement Drives for Autoloaders

Sep 24,2021

Vinpower offers an assortment of exclusive Half Height Optical Disc Drives (ODD’s) that are specially modified to work in robotic autoloaders and publishing systems. If you purchased a robotic autoloader or publishing system, regardless of the brand or age of the hardware, as long as the device can use SATA drives, chances are high that Vinpower has a drive that will work in your system. Purchased an older device where the company is no longer servicing that product, we can help.

We carry a number of exclusive brands and lines from Pioneer, LG, Optiarc, PlexWriter, and more. Don’t feel as though you have no options, Vinpower has been working closely with the ODD manufacturers for over 20 years and we have developed exclusive models that not only offer better performance and longer lifespans, but they come with the full backing and support from Vinpower globally. Whether you’re looking for a standard CD DVD model or an upgraded Blu-ray option, we have the models that will meet all your needs.

If you don’t have a robotic loader and just need a standard manual tower duplicator version or a single burner drive for your computer or server, we have a solution.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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The iXflash Cube gives you peace of mind and this video explains how…

Sep 17,2021

Check out the below YouTube video about the iXflash Cube and you’ll see just how easy and beneficial it is for anyone with an iPhone and/or iPad. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video has got to be worth at least 10 times that. In that case, what more could I add? Check out the video and we’re sure you’ll agree, the iXflash is the Perfect Solution to Give you Peace of Mind!

https://youtu.be/-tpvS7kkPOU

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The iXflash Cube provides peace of mind every time you charge your iPhone or iPad!

Sep 10,2021

The reality is, smart phones and tablets are our default cameras. We always have them with us and we use it to take pictures of everything from life affirming events to the meal we’re about to eat. Now consider that more than 80% of those people never backup that content and those images reside on their smart device indefinitely. The problem is, 70 million smartphones are lost each year, with only 7 percent recovered. That means roughly 80% of those 70 million people will lose all those images forever with no recourse.

The key is that even though those millions of people realize they should have backed up their content, for one reason or another they didn’t. Maybe they didn’t know how? Possibly, they thought the only option was paying for a cloud service and didn’t have the means or just didn’t want to add another monthly expense? Another reason could be they purchased a device, like our iXflash drive, that they could use to backup, but because they have to remember to manually connect the device and perform the backup, they just never got around to it?

All of these reasons are valid, but now they are obsolete! Vinpower has released the iXflash Cube, which connects to the charging cable for an iPhone and/or iPad and will perform a full backup automatically, every time the iPhone / iPad is plugged in to charge. Everyone needs to charge their iPhone / iPad, and it’s generally done at least once per day. The iXflash Cube takes all the hassle out of performing a backup, because it takes place automatically while the device is charging without any added operation or action taking by the device owner. It’s seamless and the backed up content could be easily transferred to a computer or restored onto another mobile device.

No one wants to think about losing their mobile device, but the iXflash Cube lessens the impact of that loss by knowing your important pictures and videos are safe and easily retrievable.

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Next Week Vinpower will unveil a new product that’s been in development for a while and finally ready!

Sep 03,2021

For every relationship, a little intrigue and suspense helps spice things up. So we wanted to give our friends a little advance notice that we aren’t waiting until CES to unveil our latest project, but will make the announcement to all of our followers first. This is a project we’ve been planning to introduce for a while, but had a delay due to the global pandemic. We have finally finished production and we’re just about ready to show it off. I can tell you that the new item will remain in our wheelhouse of storage related products, the rest you’ll have to wait and see next week.

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

Aug 20,2021

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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The Pandemic has showed how important little moments in life are, Vinpower offers the products that allow you to keep, share, and build more memories

Aug 13,2021

Prior to 2020, if you were like me, you didn’t realize how much you took for granted. Just being able to gather with friends anywhere anytime was something I never imagined would become restricted or complicated. So when things began to open up and we could venture out and participate in mundane activities, like going to a sporting event, taking the family to an amusement park, taking a vacation, or just eating at a local restaurant, I recognized how important those things were to our everyday health and mental wellbeing.

At the same time, I wanted to capture those memories as my own personal time capsule as well as share them with friends and family. That’s when I really realized how useful it was to have all sorts of digital storage media and devices available to me for just that purpose. Having a lot of time on my hands during the pandemic, I was able to organize the thousands of photos and videos I have sitting on my hard drive or on my cell phone and create memory books that I burned onto discs and USB drives that I shared with loved ones. I also was able to quickly and easily rip all my thousands of CD’s onto a hard drive so that I have my full library of music available to me anytime anywhere. Which, I was also able to make fun mix tapes to again share with friends and family.

The piece de la resistance was the iXflash. I finally took a long overdue family vacation and used the iXflash daily! I used it to back up the photos I took daily from my iPhone, so I didn’t have to worry if I lost my phone that I’d lose all my pictures, or if I ran out of memory that I’d have to delete pictures I didn’t save. I shot long form videos with it so I wouldn’t use my phones storage. I stored movies and music to watch and listen to from my iPhone while traveling on the plane or in cars from destination to destination. It became as valuable on the trip as my phone was. The iXflash gave me the freedom and piece of mind to enjoy the experience even more than I would have otherwise.

This past year has been a whirlwind of emotions and changes, but luckily I had access to plenty of media and storage devices to make the most of the free time. So much so, that I found a new respect for a medium that some say its day has passed.

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Vinpower produces a number of content that can be used by our resellers on e-commerce sites

Aug 06,2021

Even though online ecommerce sales growth compared to traditional brick and mortar stores was happening before the pandemic, COVID certainly expedited the transition making huge inroads on overall sales volume. Now that the genie is out of the bottle, we’re only going to see even more inroads for online shopping, especially for unique or niche oriented items. That’s why Vinpower has been using this past year to improve and make available better digital content to represent our products to improve visibility and attractiveness to consumers. From how to videos to static images, we are constantly upgrading and improving the collateral we can offer for our expanding product lines.

As you can see from the below images and videos, we are creating simple yet captivating content that helps give consumers a better understanding and appreciation for our product lines. We are happy to offer this collateral to our reseller and distributors so that they can use them globally for their own online listings of our products. Want to show how easy a duplicator is to use, we have a video for that. Want to show a drive’s media compatibility list, we have those charts. Want to use an image to convey the uses and advantages for our media, we have images for that. We can work with our channel to help put our products in the best light to lead customers to that Buy button, whether it’s on your own e-commerce site or through a large scale national site, like Amazon.

Here are a few examples on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/D5XY-KWyWUg
https://youtu.be/g8mQcKHdn3o
https://youtu.be/P_2oBWV78yA

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Vinpower provides a solution to one of our most common customer questions, “How can I make a mix audio/compilation CD?”

Jul 30,2021

One of the most common questions our support team regularly receives from customers is, “How can I make a mix audio/compilation CD?” This requires them to spend considerable time with the consumer, often on more than one occasion, to walk them through the process of taking select tracks from a selection of CD’s to burn onto 1 disc for a personalize mix audio compilation CD. Whatever the reason for these compilations are, the process to make them is always the same, so we’ve created a simple video to explain the process. The how to video allows our support to help the customers quicker and with less confusion, all the while making the process easier to learn for the customer, which they can now do on their own timeframe rather than during our support hours.

Here's a link to the Mix Edit Audio video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qf6YyDFU3T0

It’s not Steven Spielberg, but if you’re having the same issue with your customers, feel free to share this video with them or we can provide an edited version for you.

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If the data you load on a USB drive is critical, using the Write Protect feature on Vinpower’s USB duplicators will be just as critical!

Jul 23,2021

USB flash is used to store, transfer, and disseminate virtually every type of digital content. The problem with USB flash memory, by design, is it’s easy to alter or delete the content because unlike write once optical discs, you can rewrite and edit the content stored on them. So, if the content is that important, and you have to use USB flash memory, the best thing you can do is convert that USB flash drive to a write protected read only drive. That way the USB flash drive content cannot be deleted, overwritten, or altered in any way.

In principal, this is an easy decision, but in reality, it’s not so easy to perform. Even if you can find a USB software that can perform this feature, you’d have to do it 1 by 1, making it an arduous and long process. That’s why Vinpower’s USB duplicators offer a function that can perform the write protect feature across all the USB flash drive being copied nearly instantaneously at the same time. So you can apply the write protect/read only feature without any extra steps across all the USB flash drives being copied at once.

Save time, save your content, and save money, what is better than that?

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Vinpower carries multiple lines of exclusive highly rated professional grade optical disc drives for the duplication market!

Jul 16,2021

During the pandemic and the mandated stay at home orders implemented around the globe, the duplication market had decreased due to lack of content and methods of distribution. As the spread of the virus decreased significantly in most countries and people began to carry on more normalized lives, the duplication market also saw a sizeable uptick in production and demand. With increased business, the need to maintain equipment and secure replacement drives also became a factor and Vinpower is proud to offer a line of exclusive professional grade optical disc drives that were developed specifically for the high volume duplication market.

Because fewer personal computers come standard with optical disc drives (ODD), there are fewer and fewer manufacturers producing them. The ODD manufacturers that remain are putting less resources into maintaining the drives and are actively trying to cost down on the components used to build those drives. These factors inevitably lead to lower quality drives with a shorter life span.

That’s why Vinpower has worked diligently over the years to provide our own lines of professional series Half Height Optical Disc Drives, featuring the highly rated Plextor, Optiarc, and Piodata series for CD/DVD drives as well as lines of Blu-ray drives from LG and Pioneer that were developed exclusively for Vinpower. Each of these drives were developed to have greater compatibility, reliability, and longevity, compared to the standard off the shelf ODD's currently on the market. These drives are perfect for building your own duplicators, replacing drives on older systems, such as manual towers, autoloaders, and publishing systems, regardless of the manufacturer, and for use with computers and high scale servers.

Don’t settle for subpar drives that end up costing you far more money in the long run due to shorter lifespans, inconsistencies in the burn quality, and incompatibility with select hardware. Instead, you can easily and quickly order any one of Vinpower’s professional line of ODD’s to ensure the job will get done right the first time without downtime through our channel of global resellers or global online ecommerce, including Amazon. The drives are readily available through Amazon in the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the UK, and other locations.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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As air travel numbers are steadily increasing back towards pre-pandemic numbers, the iXflash is the perfect travel companion.

Jul 09,2021

Summer season is typically travel season as vacationers near and far pack up their gear and take to the skies. After the pandemic all but grounded most people for an entire year, as infection rates are rapidly decreasing, people are flocking to airports to fly the friendly skies again. The TSA Checkpoint for US traveler flight throughput shows American airports are seeing numbers quickly approaching the 2019 pre-pandemic volume*.

As we travel, we rely on our mobile phones as our multipurpose everything devices, camera, computer, music and movie player, and so much more. The problem is, the more we rely on our phones, the more precious the devices memory capacity is and how quickly we can fill up the storage on our mobile phones, regardless of the size. Sure you can store items on the cloud, but what if you don’t have internet access? The iXflash is the perfect solution!

Not only can the iXflash backup all your photos and videos, freeing up critical storage, but it can also be your portable media center, where you store your music and movie collection. That way, you don’t waste capacity on content you won’t use constantly and yet have it available whenever you want to listen to your favorite artists or watch your favorite movies. Have a big presentation that you want to use the downtime on the flight to work on? Use the ultra-compact iXflash as an external hard drive to store the files and even make changes through your iPhone/iPad or on your computer.

The iXflash has so many uses, you’ll wonder how you functioned without it. So if you’re planning to hit the road, make sure you pack all the essentials, including the iXflash!

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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TSA checkpoint travel numbers (current year versus prior year(s)/same weekday) This page will be updated by 9 a.m. daily. (Back to Coronavirus (COVID-19) information)

Date

2021 Traveler Throughput

2020 Traveler Throughput

2019 Traveler Throughput

7/7/2021

1,880,160

632,498

2,515,902

7/6/2021

1,889,911

641,761

2,506,859

7/5/2021

2,160,147

755,555

2,748,718

7/4/2021

1,681,896

732,123

2,795,369

7/3/2021

1,915,017

466,669

2,345,846

7/2/2021

2,196,411

718,988

2,184,253

7/1/2021

2,147,090

764,761

2,088,760

6/30/2021

1,920,663

626,516

2,547,889

6/29/2021

1,808,306

500,054

2,347,767

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Using an iXflash to film video through your iPhone/iPad means you can directly upload the video to a video editing software without the extra steps.

Jul 02,2021

Video content is everywhere and we’re all creating it through our phones and tablets. Whether you’re creating video content for social media, online retail listings, entertainment, home videos, etc., if you’re creating the content to post, then frequently that content has to be transferred to a 3rd party video editing software to create the final cut. To do so, more often than not, means the user has to then find a way to download the raw video footage onto the device with the video editing software and that could be a full production in itself! Why go through the hassle when the iXflash makes it so easy?

For example, I often make videos of our products that we sell through various online retail sites, such as Amazon. In the past, I would use my iPhone to film the content, then I would need to either upload that video to the cloud and then download the file from the cloud to the computer I was using to edit with, or I would need to connect my iPhone to the computer, download the file through iTunes or another software and then upload that file again to the editing software. It’s time consuming and a hassle.

With the iXflash, I simply connect the iXflash to my iPhone, open the iXflash App and select the “CAMERA” function, and film whatever project I was working on as I ordinarily would with my iPhone camera function. When I’m done, all the content I filmed is stored directly on the iXflash drive, which I can then connect to any PC or Mac with the iXflash’s USB connection and open the video file(s) directly from whatever video editing software I want to use. There’s no waiting or concern about file compatibility. It streamlines the process and I go from shooting the video to editing right away.

If you use an iPhone or iPad to film content as a function of your job, the iXflash is the ideal time and money saver that you don’t want to be without!

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Vinpower’s VDX-1 mini-autoloader, is the small, inexpensive, powerful autoloader that is a game changer…

Jun 25,2021

Much like the tiny ant that can lift 5,000 times it’s body weight, the VDX-1 autoloader can do the job of multi-drive manual tower duplicators or even much bigger and more expensive autoloader duplicators. Weighing less than 12 lbs (just over 5kg), and slightly bigger than a standard shoebox, the VDX-1 can fit virtually anywhere. Plus, it’s completely standalone, so it’s easy to take on the go and as long as there’s an electrical outlet, the VDX-1 is ready to work. Just like the mighty worker ant, the VDX-1 gets the job done.

The VDX-1 comes with 1 drive and 50 disc capacity, but can work 24/7 like a champ. The VDX-1 is perfect to replace multi-drive manual tower duplicators by freeing up the operator to handle other tasks. Plus, it’s cheaper than many of the manual tower models as well, so it saves time and money. For more details on the VDX-1, click on the following link: https://www.vinpowerdigital.com/t/categories/Disc-Autoloaders/The-MiniLoader-VDX-1

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Vinpower released their new automatic 1 to 1 AutoDupe Duplicator

Jun 18,2021

In these times, many customers prefer simplicity over multi-functional. For instance, there are a number of customers that simply want to be able to make a backup or minimal copies of their original CD or DVD content, and don’t want to go through the multiple steps to make those copies. They merely want to insert the discs and the duplicator takes over and knows what to do. For that reason, Vinpower developed the 1 to 1 Autodupe system that has no buttons or menus to choose from.

The AutoDupe model is a standalone SATA DVD/CD duplicator that doesn’t require the user to push any buttons to start the copy process. The user simply inserts the master disc they want to copy from into the top tray and the blank disc into the bottom tray. Once the disc trays close the AutoDupe system will start the duplication process automatically. It’s extremely easy to use and once the disc is successfully copied, the finished disc tray will eject and the user can remove it and insert a new disc to keep copying. The AutoDupe model is not only easy to use, but has a very low cost, offering truly reliable duplication an affordable price, with an easy to use interface.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Don’t limit yourself, the iXflash extends the memory on an iPhone / iPad for longer videos and more pictures.

Jun 11,2021

Most of us have experienced the dreaded storage full warning, letting us know we don’t have enough memory on our iPhone or iPad to take any more photos or videos. No matter what size device you get, there’s no way to add any additional storage. So you either give up on taking the photo or video, or you frantically try to delete and unload stored pictures, videos, and Apps to free up space. With the iXflash, you don’t have to worry about any of that.

With the iXflash, you can take pictures & videos that are stored directly on the iXflash drive without using any of the iPhone or iPad’s internal memory. So you can film as much as you want without fear of running out of storage. Plus, you can perform simple editing as the video can be paused and restarted to create 1 continuous video instead of multiple shorter videos. No longer are you restricted in what you can film due to lack of storage capacity on your iPhone or iPad, the iXflash gives you more flexibility and capability to capture those memories you would have otherwise missed.

The iXflash comes in multiple capacity sizes, from 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and even 512GB, to match the needs of all users, from the occasional picture taker, to the professional influencer on the go. You can find the iXflash in a variety of online retailers around the world, including the below Amazon links in the USA:

iXflash 32GB: www.amazon.com/iXflash32GB
iXflash 64GB: www.amazon.com/iXflash64GB
iXflash 128GB: www.amazon.com/iXflash128GB
iXflash 256GB: www.amazon.com/iXflash256GB
iXflash 512GB: www.amazon.com/iXflash512GB

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower´s offerings, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

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Vinpower offers special media packaging for hassle free shipment for online orders

Jun 04,2021

Even though brick and mortar retail locations are again fully open to the public, many consumers are still more comfortable ordering products online. The problem with online orders for items with more fragile packaging, like individual spindles of optical discs, is making the decision between cheaper packaging that could cause the product to break and therefore incur returns, or the added cost of safer packaging, possibly increasing your costs too high for the market. It’s a very delicate balance between ensuring the safety of your product during shipping and managing your costs to make your product price competitive.

Vinpower has the solution! We are offering new individual and multipack hassle free media packaging offerings of our top quality A grade OPTODISC media. Not only are you able to offer your customers a top tier media offering, but you can also rest assured that you won’t get returns due to faulty packaging that breaks during transit. All this at a price comparable to similar products not using the safer packaging. Contact Vinpower to learn more about our different media offerings, including special packaging.

For more details on this item or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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When your Internet Service Provider sets data limits on your internet usage, using Optical Discs to archive large files gives you flexibility and saves money!

May 28,2021

Recently, we had a customer leave a 5 star comment about our Plexdisc Blu-ray media. This is not uncommon as our Plexdisc BD-R has an overwhelming number of positive ratings across many online retailers. What was unique to this particular reviewer was the reason they gave for the 5 star rating. Rather than paraphrase, I’ll share the exact quote:

“Not a bad value for a combined total of around 600GB worth of data to offload baggage that might be taking too much hard drive space, but you're reluctant to delete since American ISP's subjugate you with their data caps if you choose to redownload things instead of keeping archivals or backups.”

When I looked into this further, I realized many internet service providers (ISP’s) have implemented data caps in how much data each household could use each month. With more people working from home after the pandemic, this has created a problem for those that are on more restrictive plans as they have to manage between the amount of data used for work and pleasure or even what items are worth keeping to enjoy later what can be jettisoned to make more space and use less bandwidth. The same notion applies to space on each individuals hard drive(s) as well. The more we work from home, the more content we are holding on to in our hard drives.

That’s why Vinpower’s line of OPTODISC Blu-ray media, such as Plexdisc, Optical Quantum, and others make a great archival backup solution that allow users to save capacity on their hard drives and data usage when they don’t have to continuously download files from the cloud. Not only are optical discs much more cost effective, there are no reoccurring costs like the cloud or paying for overages.

Next time you’re debating whether you need to increase your ISP data plan or increase your hard drive, save some money and frustration by offloading that digital content onto Vinpower’s OPTODISC Blu-ray media.

For more details on this item or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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The iXflash expands your musical choices, when some artists choose not to stream…

May 21,2021

Music is a big part of many people’s lives. Music is the soundtrack to our lives and certain songs and albums bring you back to special events in our lives or helps you through difficult times like heartbreak and the passing of a loved one. So it makes sense that streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. are so popular. The idea that you can listen to an endless stream of music for free or for a set monthly fee, what a concept. But there’s one problem, what if the artist or album you want to listen to isn’t available on that streaming service or any streaming service for that matter?

Many popular musicians, like Adele, Garth Brooks, Prince, Taylor Swift, and many others either at one time or are currently not available on all or some of the main streaming services. That’s not to mention some of the more niche genre specific artists that may not have as big a following, but have millions of fans nonetheless who also actively choose not to have their music played on streaming services for one reason or another. The only option is to purchase their music, either as a digital download or a physical copy on CD, vinyl, or even tape. What do you do now, you still want to be mobile with your music, so where can you store these songs and not fill up the memory on your phone or tablet?

The answer is the iXflash! The iXflash can be your traveling media library where you can store tons of music that you can plug into your iPhone or iPad and listen to anytime, with or without wi-fi access. You’ll never have to worry about what format your music is save in because the iXflash App plays virtually all music formats from MP3 to WAV to FLAC and much more. Plus, you can listen to complete albums or switch it up and create your own playlists. You can even store podcasts and other audio files that take up so much space on your iPhone or iPad. With the iXflash, you never have to worry whether you have enough space or memory, because you can plug it in and instantly add up to 512GB* of added storage. Don’t be held back by the limitations of the memory on your device, expand your horizons and experience the difference the iXflash can offer you.

For more details on this item or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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Vinpower Digital announces the reemergence of Moser Baer with new recordable CD and DVD offerings.

May 14,2021

Vinpower Digital announced the release of the new exclusive line of Moser Baer optical disc media this week. The initial offerings will focus on the Safari and Zebra lines of recordable CD’s and DVD’s in select global markets across North and South America, parts of Asia, and Europe. Last year, Vinpower acquired and took over full production of the most common slate of Moser Baer media commodities, primarily optical discs and flash media, including USB and SSD storage products. In order to accommodate the full complement of digital storage users, Moser Baer’s digital storage product lines include both high end professional grade media along with more price sensitive consumer grade items.

The initial rollout for the Safari and Zebra media will start in North America, Western Europe, U.A.E, India, Japan, Taiwan, and China. To learn more about the Moser Baer line of products, visit https://www.moserbaer.com or contact a Vinpower representative to get more insight about the media’s benefits and specifications.

For more insight, feel free to review the press release sent out on May 11, 2021: https://www.cdrinfo.com/d7/content/vinpower-digital-announces-reemergence-moser-baer-new-recordable-cd-and-dvd-offerings

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Plexdisc line of Digital Audio CD-R now available for greater music recording

May 07,2021

There are still a large number of people that enjoy creating their own music compilations or creating backups to their music library onto CD’s. For those people, the Plexdisc line of Digital Audio CD-R disc provides the best quality and compatibility for audio/music content recorded on optical discs. As mentioned in previous email blasts, Digital Audio CD-R’s have a unique quality that make them more reliable and offers greater compatibility, especially with standalone recorders, than standard recordable CD’s. Because of this, Vinpower recognized the lack of recordable Digital Audio CD’s in the market and believed it was important to the market to ensure there are high quality reliable recordable Digital Audio CD’s available for those that recognize the importance and value.

The line of Plexdisc Digital Audio CD-R’s are available through a variety of resellers, including through Amazon from the below links:

Shiny Silver Top: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093QPB77L?ref=myi_title_dp

Logo Top: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093SVCTLS?ref=myi_title_dp

White Inkjet Printable: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093R9DXZM?ref=myi_title_dp

For more details about this item or any products that Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

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Feedback on the Pioneer BDR-212V drive has been unanimous, Best drives for DVD burning on the market!

Apr 30,2021

Since we released the exclusive Pioneer BDR-212V drive in 2020, the feedback has been extremely positive. We’ve received so many appreciative reviews and compliments on how great the 212V is at burning DVD’s! They were impressed with the burn quality and lifespan of the 212V drive, making it their preferred choice to burn, not just Blu-ray media, but especially for DVD media. The concept may seem out of whack, given that it’s a Blu-ray drive, that is backwards compatible to burn DVD’s and CD’s. So why would someone pay more to burn DVD’s?

The reason being, is that the 212V drive is a much more robust drive that offers 2 to 3 times longer lifespan than comparable CD/DVD drives. Additionally, it has an enhanced firmware focused on providing greater support for DVD burning. In our research, those performing constant DVD burning/duplication had higher failure rates with standard CD/DVD drives after only a few months of operation in comparison to very little to no bad burns during the same period with the Pioneer 212V drive. Plus, we received complaints from customers about the heavy burn-in marks on the recording side of the disc from those using the CD/DVD drives, saying they looked unprofessional. The BDR-212V virtually eliminates both concerns through a multiprong advancement in both hardware and firmware through a collaboration with Pioneer. The 212V drive can be rebooted when seeing higher failure rates to return to peak performance and it virtually eliminates the uneven symmetrical burn-in marks on the disc’s recording side of single layer recordable DVD’s (often referred to as Donut Rings).

If you are tired of wasting money by constantly replacing your drives, tossing out failed DVD’s, or just not happy with the overall performance, we are supremely confident you will be thrilled with the Pioneer BDR-212V drive, offered exclusively through Vinpower or a Vinpower selling partner.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Digital Audio CD-R are better for recording Music/Audio compared to standard CD-R

Apr 16,2021

What is Digital Audio CD-R and why should I care? For most people, at this stage in the recordable CD evolution, there’s only one type of CD-R and you can record anything on to it. For the most part, that’s correct, you can use a computer drive to record data, music, video, etc. onto any standard CD-R media. There may be varying degrees of quality between brands, but a CD is a CD.

That’s not actually the case. Although all recordable CD’s can record and play/view any digital content, Digital Audio CD-R’s are specifically made for music/audio content. It doesn’t mean that’s all you can record onto them, but Digital Audio (“DA”) CD-R, also known as Music CD-R, are specially tuned for recording and playback of audio content. In fact, for many standalone CD recorders, they can only use Digital Audio CD-R or the systems will not recognize the media and either won’t record or will fail the disc during the duplication procedure. If you use a standalone recorder for better audio recording resolution, then Digital Audio CD-R’s are often your only option.

Maybe recording CD’s is not a factor because your computer drive can record audio content as well as data. However, there are still a number of players, like car CD players, or any number of CD only players that are very particular about the media they support or have a harder time recognizing standard CD-R, whereas Digital Audio CD-R has better playback compatibility with those players.

If you’re an audiophile or just don’t want to take any chances with recording or playback issues, then I would recommend using Digital Audio CD-R’s or all of your music/audio recordings.

For more details about this item or any products that Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

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Even if you already ripped your audio CD’s to mp3 files, better to rip them again as .WAV or FLAC files for a true music experience

Apr 09,2021

The ability to rip audio music files from a CD onto your computer has been available for around 20 years now. If fact, many like myself, used iTunes to transfer content from their CD collection to their iTunes library years ago. However, the problem is that iTunes and many other ripping software often compressed the files tremendously to make them smaller and easier to store. That compression may make it easier to store a lot of music onto a hard drive without using much space, but to do so, you inevitably will give us significant sound quality at the same time. Sure, the song will sound fine, but when you compare it to the original uncompressed CD, the original audio CD sound quality is much richer and fuller.

As hard drive capacities became bigger and bigger and the price dropped lower and lower, capacity was no longer a luxury. Now with multi-Terabyte hard drives available for very little money, everyone can afford to upgrade their music collection to the true lossless audio files with .WAC or flac files. Then you can hear the music the way the artist intended and get the full auditory experience!

With Vinpower’s low cost RipBox or high capacity Cronus, you can rip your CD’s again with virtually no hassle! You wouldn’t watch a movie with chunks of background scenery missing, so why listen to partial music? Upgrade your music library today!

For more details about this item or any products that Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

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

Mar 26,2021

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…

For more details about archival storage or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com,or contact a representative near you.

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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.

Mar 19,2021

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.

For more details about archival storage or any product Vinpower offers, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com,or contact a representative near you.

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

Mar 12,2021

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: https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/2102255107/. 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!

Mar 05,2021

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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Vinpower’s new Pioneer BDR-212V ROBOT PLUS drive is available for use in automated duplicators

Feb 26,2021

Vinpower Digital announced the release of the new Vinpower exclusive Pioneer BDR-212V 16x internal BD/DVD/CD Half Height Optical Disc Drive (ODD), in collaboration with Pioneer Corporation, last month. It’s been a great benefit for those in the duplication world with manual tower duplicators. However, autoloaders require more optimization, including extended trays with more give and flexibility while continuously offering consistent tray extension.

That’s why we are announcing the introduction of the Pioneer BDR-212V ROBOT PLUS version, which is available with an extended tray and enhanced mechanisms that allow it to work with robotic automated duplicators. Vinpower’s Pioneer BDR-212V ROBOT PLUS drive is enhanced to allow thousands of in and out operation without failure. We physically modify each drive to handle the rigors of the duplication environment, especially for robotic autoloader duplicators.

Because of the BDR-212V’s added DVD±R enhancements, it makes the ROBOT PLUS version perfect for both CD/DVD and Blu-ray duplication. Plus, it’s compatible with virtually every automated duplicator or publishing system on the market or in your production line.

To learn more about the BDR-212V drive, contact Vinpower Digital directly, or visit https://www.vinpowerdigital.com/products/pioneer-bdr-212v for more insight about the drive’s benefits and specifications.

For more details about this product or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit our website www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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You can take extended video and perform on the fly editing with the iXflash.

Feb 20,2021

Last week, I shared an interview that took place during CES 2021 related to our upcoming iXflash Cube with Carl McLarty or McLarty Films. While conducting that interview, we also discussed the values of the original iXflash and how useful it can be for the everyday user, especially someone that likes to take a lot of videos. The interviewer, Carl was quite impressed and recounted a time when he lost all the videos he had on his iPhone while traveling abroad. Because he didn’t have internet access and therefore no access to the cloud, he couldn’t upload his videos to his cloud storage at that time. Later, while at the beach, his iPhone became waterlogged and he lost all the content, including all the photos and videos he took. He mentioned, if he had the iXflash, he could have backed up his content beforehand and wouldn’t have lost everything.

As a thank you for the interview and because we enjoyed the conversation, we sent him an iXflash for his personal use. Upon receiving the iXflash and completely unprompted, Carl made a short video focusing on another of the virtues the iXflash offers, being able to record video directly to the iXflash without using any of the memory on the iPhone. As an added bonus for this feature, you can even pause the video and restart it, in essence editing on the fly, for an even better and more useful experience.

See Carl’s short video about the iXflash from the below link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys0RNGTaxeU&t=3s

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Word is getting out about the benefits of Vinpower’s exclusive Pioneer BDR-212V Drive

Jan 29,2021

Vinpower Digital announced the release of the new Vinpower exclusive Pioneer BDR-212V 16x internal BD/DVD/CD Half Height Optical Disc Drive (ODD), in collaboration with Pioneer Corporation, last month and people are taking notice. Because of the BDR-212V’s added DVD±R enhancements, we have had a number of requests for these drives from duplication houses and studios that create a lot of single layer DVD content. We found they were tired of high failure rates after only a few months of operation or customers complaining about the heavy burn-in marks on the recording side of the disc, saying they looked unprofessional. The BDR-212V virtually eliminates both concerns as the drive can be rebooted when seeing higher failure rates to return to peak performance and it virtually eliminates the uneven symmetrical burn-in marks on the disc’s recording side of single layer recordable DVD’s (often referred to as Donut Rings).

After the press release for the BDR-212V drive, we had a number of inquiries related to the drive, including the below press interview that was released last week:
https://www.techcompanynews.com/meet-vinpower-digital-company-focused-specifically-digital-storage

You can find the original press release through the following link:
https://www.prweb.com/releases/vinpower_digital_announces_the_release_of_pioneer_bdr_212v_drive

To learn more about the BDR-212V drive, contact Vinpower Digital directly, or visit https://www.vinpowerdigital.com/products/pioneer-bdr-212v for more insight about the drive’s benefits and specifications. For more details about this product or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit our website www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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Vinpower is proud to celebrate 20 years in business and looks forward to the next 20 and beyond!

Jan 22,2021

From humble beginnings and pure grit and determination, Vinpower rose from their garage roots to become a celebrated corporation with production and sales offices around the world. Given that most small businesses fail in their 1st year, to make it to 20 years and still going strong is a huge accomplishment that we are happy to celebrate.

With that said, none of this would have been possible without a stable partnership with passionate resellers and customers. We appreciate all those that have worked with us throughout these past 20 years. It is the trust and reciprocal appreciation between our suppliers, workers, and customers that we have endured this long and will continue to make strides in the future. So, why we take this time to admire a big milestone in our history, we also want to give gratitude to all those that have helped us get to this point.

Even though we may not have achieved the global prowess of Apple or Microsoft, yet, Vinpower has become a trusted innovator and manufacturer over the last 20 years, providing high quality affordable digital data storage hardware, media, and accessories. Vinpower has become a leader in developing the complete ecosystem for data storage and digital duplication through a solid core of customer service, global branding, and world renown R&D in fields such as Circuit Design, Software Engineering, IC Design, Robotic Engineering, semiconductors, flash memory, and recordable optical disc production, just to name a few.

As we strive for the next 20 years, Vinpower invites you to pay attention to a number of popular data storage and duplication product brands under our umbrella of companies, that we developed or acquired over the year. These companies include but are not limited to:

OPTODISC, Optical Quantum, Plexdisc, Piodata, iXflash, SharkCopier, PlexCopier, ACARD Technology, Wytron, Moser Baer, Conner, Optiarc, plus many other national and regional brands around the globe. For more details about these products or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit our website www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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Last chance to see Vinpower Digital and all the other exhibitors online at CES

Jan 15,2021

Due to the pandemic, CES was held digitally this week, allowing visitors the opportunity to visit every showroom from the comfort of their own home or office. Today is the last day of the show and your last chance to visit Vinpower’s booth to see what new products we’re exhibiting at the show. It’s not the same as being able to visit the show in person, but it’s a lot safer and more convenient to be able to digitally peruse the digital showrooms in your pajamas.

Vinpower is highlighting our collaboration with Pioneer’s BDR-212V drive. Vinpower worked with Pioneer to improve the DVD burning capability and drive longevity to improve the drive for the higher production duplication market. Hence the V in the model number stands for Vinpower. In addition, we are showcasing our broader line of duplication hardware and media.

We also highlighted our line of Apple iOS mobile iPhone and iPad accessories, in particular the iXflash series. The iXflash is the ultra-portable large capacity iPhone / iPad flash drive that allows users to backup their photos and videos, watch movies, listen to music, view and edit files, including zip files, and so much more.

For more details about this product or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit our website www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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The iXflash product review from the Taiwanese influencer 3C Tim is now available with subtitles in multiple difference languages.

Jan 08,2021

When I first emailed everyone about the product review from the renowned Taiwanese influencer, 3C Tim, I have to provide a summary recap for those that don’t speak Mandarin Chinese, because there were no subtitles available. Ultimately, that limited the full scope of the audience we could reach. We’ve rectified that somewhat by adding translated subtitles for a number of different languages, such as English, German, Spanish and Japanese.

We welcome you to either view the video again with the proper sub-titles, or for the first time, so that you can get an unbiased clear review of the iXflash and all the benefits it can bring any user with an iPhone or other iOS device.

https://youtu.be/QoSBZzDd40s For more details about this product or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit our website www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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Optical Discs capture the true essence and quality of audio recordings compared to condensed streaming formats, like MP3

Dec 30,2020

When the first CD’s were released for the masses in the early 1980’s, it was a revolution of sound. Never before could the full spectrum of sound be heard with such clarity and consistency. Audio CD’s were an immediate success and music customers were replacing their entire collections of records and tapes to enjoy the Lossless Audio quality only found on CD’s, nearly killing off the previous formats in the process.

Then, nearly 2 decades later, another digital revolution in music transpired, the ability to download music from the internet. Customers, often younger patrons with less disposable income that were upset at the perceived high cost of complete albums, which often only contained 1 or 2 songs they actually wanted, discovered they could “share” the music through file sharing sites like the defunct Napster. Eventually, many of these “free” file sharing sites were reigned in by the courts and the music industry fighting to maintain some semblance of control over the content they owned. This lead to the immergence of iTunes from Apple and the recognition people were willing to pay for streaming music if they had the power to purchase only the songs they wanted at a price they felt was reasonable. In order to make the music universally available, especially at a time when many were still using dialup internet service, the larger digital .WAV files had to be condensed to much smaller files, like an MP3, that could be downloaded faster for a majority of people. The sound quality was not as strong, but acceptable to most at the time.

Because .WAV files are often 90% larger than the traditional MP3 files, it limits the total number of songs one could fit on an “MP3” player. The rise of the MP3 lead to a whole generation of music lovers not experiencing the true sound of the music. Which is why, true audiophiles are resurrecting the older methods of recordings, like vinyl records, cassette tapes, and CD’s to hear the music in the original manner that the artists recorded and intended the music to be heard. As more and more people experience the true audio recordings in the original sound quality, they are coming around to demanding Lossless Audio formats like .WAC, flac, and others These larger capacity files are often not compatible with traditional “MP3” players or devices or take up too much capacity on user’s phones and tablets, so there’s a resurgence in owning and listening to music on CD’s.

If you care about the quality of sound and being able to truly enjoy the full resonance of the music you enjoy, try listening to the full spectrum of sound of lossless audio files as recorded onto a CD.

For more details of these or any products Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area today.

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With Vinpower’s TrueAudio DVD CD Duplicator, be assured to get truly accurate CD audio duplication!

Dec 18,2020

When the CD was introduced in the early 1980’s, it took the world by storm. The ability to hear their music in such pristine clarity and an entire album could be contained on 1 side, meant the listener didn’t have to stop the music to turn the record or cassette to side B. At that time, there was only replicated CD’s as the recordable CD-R wasn’t invented or probably thought of at that time. By the early 90’s, the 1st recordable CD-R’s were introduced and even though the early versions were very expensive and slow, it didn’t take long for the CD-R to take off either. As the prices dropped and accessibility of recordable drives and CD-R’s increased, CD duplication towers began popping up all over.

The problem with CD duplication towers were there were no ways to perform a proper compare after the content was duplicated because CD-R’s had no ECC and there was no way to perform an accurate parity check through the duplicators. That meant there was no way to make an exact 100% recreation of CD audio content. That was until now. Vinpower has created their exclusive line of TrueAudio duplication equipment that can perform the 1st ever true Copy and Compare feature for audio CD-R’s. This option will allow operators performing audio CD duplication the assurance that the copied discs will be an exact reproduction of the master content.

CD duplication, particularly audio CD, is still extremely strong in many territories, showing there’s still a need for a better and more reliable CD duplicator. Just because the overall market has decreased, it doesn’t mean the market has disappeared. In fact, the businesses that have stayed the course, are finding it’s worthwhile to continue investing in CD duplication hardware as they are picking up more clients that no longer find replication a viable option.

Of course these towers can copy DVD as well, but the true advantage is the CD audio Copy and Compare functionality. If you’re looking to improve your reliability and confidence with your CD audio duplication jobs, contact Vinpower to learn more about our TrueAudio Duplicators.

For more details about this product or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit our website atwww.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

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Vinpower Digital announces the release of the exclusive Pioneer BDR-212V drive in cooperation with Pioneer Corporation

Dec 11,2020

Vinpower Digital announced the release of the new exclusive BDR-212V 16x internal BD/DVD/CD Half Height Optical Disc Drive (ODD), in collaboration with Pioneer Corporation. Vinpower continues to see strong demand for single layer 4.7GB DVD-R and DVD+R (“DVD5”) recordable media around the globe. However, most of the standard DVD writer drives on the market are not suitable for large scale constant DVD5 recording, as is needed in the duplication market. To overcome this lack of capabilities with DVD5 media, Vinpower joined forces with Pioneer to create the Pioneer BDR-212V drive. The BDR-212V drive is a Blu-ray/DVD/CD writer drive in which the DVD±R writing functionality has been enhanced by greatly decreasing the visibility of uneven symmetrical burn-in marks on the disc’s recording side (often referred to as Donut Rings), specifically for the popular single layer DVD5 media, especially fine tuning the burning strategy for the OPTODISC line of DVD, including 16x DVD-R, 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, and 8x DVD+R.

The Pioneer BDR-212V drive offers many advantages to other standard half height burner drives, as it is built using true Japanese designs for a stronger and more reliable drive. With Vinpower’s support, Pioneer improved the drive’s ability to virtually eliminate the concentric irregular burn marks on the recording layer across all DVD5 media, regardless of the media quality. These visible “Donut Rings” often cause many duplication facilities to declare the media as defective. In removing this impediment, DVD duplication production will have a greater success rate. Through these modifications, the exclusive BDR-212V drive ensures an even and uniform burning appearance across the full circumference of the disc, whether burning just 1 disc or during high volume duplication production.

You can find the original press release through the following link: https://www.prweb.com/releases/vinpower_digital_announces_the_release_pioneer_bdr_212v_drive

To learn more about the BDR-212V drive, contact Vinpower Digital directly, or visit https://www.vinpowerdigital.com/products/pioneer-bdr-212v for more insight about the drive’s benefits and specifications.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Google is shutting down their free unlimited photo upload, good thing iXflash can support your photo backup needs.

Dec 04,2020

Whether you use the service or not, Google’s announcement that they will restrict all free cloud storage to 15GB, which includes email, photos, and Google drive, is a huge blow to the industry. As the only provider of unlimited high quality photo and video cloud storage, Google created a great way to back up all of your photos and videos for literally nothing. After 5 years, they are not ending that service and restricting everyone to only 15GB’s of storage if you want to continue uploading your photos and videos to their free cloud storage. I don’t know about you, but I can exhaust that 15GB’s in no time, then where does that leave those of us that want to back up all our photos and videos, but don’t want to be chained to an expensive monthly service plan.

That’s why the iXlfash is the perfect alternative. With the iXflash, it can backup all of your photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad, while maintain the original meta data and picture formats without condensing the image size. You will be able to backup exact digital files that can be transferred to a hard drive, server, or any number of USB connected storage devices for safe keeping without any added recurring fees. Don’t give up on safely archiving your important photo memories and experiences, instead, take control and get an iXflash so you can backup and maintain your own separate “cloud” storage that remains in your possession and will not be used to target ads or be sold for marketing purposes.

Don’t be left out in the cold without a backup solution, get an iXflash and always have the power to control your own storage.

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When other companies restrict your ability to purchase from them because of a Minimum Purchase Amount, Vinpower welcomes all customers with open arms.

Nov 20,2020

As a result of COVID or a convenient excuse, some suppliers are setting up stiff requirements if you want to purchase from them directly. Vinpower doesn’t want to restrict access just because you aren’t purchasing at certain levels. Instead, we believe in inclusivity and helping our customers grow to achieve greater sales in the long run. We remember being a startup that faced many obstacles in being able to purchase quality components and media direct from the source, forced to pay marked up prices through extended channels, sacrificing margin just to complete. Eventually, we were able to build up our market enough to have our own manufacturing lines.

We never forgot our humble beginnings and that’s why we support small resellers looking to compete in the larger market as well as remain committed to our long term customers that may fall on down times for a spell. Whatever the case, Vinpower is open and looks forward to working with those that may have been turned away from other suppliers because they can’t meet their MOQ’s. If you’re looking for top quality duplication hardware, media, or accessories, Vinpower is the partner you can rely on now and in the future.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Most portable electronic devices require SD or MicroSD cards to operate, Vinpower’s SD duplicators ensure all content is accurate!

Nov 13,2020

Secure Digital Cards, more formally known as SD and MicroSD Cards, have practically become the universal memory for all small portable electronic devices. SD or MicroSD cards are used in mobile phones, tablets, TV’s, cameras, game consoles, navigation, and so many other devices that require very small compact stable memory. The reason SD and MicroSD Cards are so popular is because they are made of extremely durable and solid material, which prevents most mechanical damage from occurring. They are based on non-volatile memory to ensure the stability of data and it doesn’t require periodic refreshing or prone to failure due to abrupt power outages. That’s why it’s perfect for portable devices or stored in devices that are prone to the elements and turbulent conditions, including many components that used in cars, planes, boats, etc.

We all recognize the value of SD and MicroSD Cards, but what’s the point of this email blast? The key is, unlike optical discs that can be replicated, there’s only 1 way to transfer information onto SD and MicroSD Cards, duplication through a computer or a standalone SD/MicroSD Card duplicator. Even though cameras and cell phones may require empty SD/MicroSD cards that the owners will fill up with photos, videos, music, movies or what not, many of the devices that use SD/MicroSD Cards have content prestored on them. The manufacturers of those products need a quick and easy way to transfer identical content across hundreds, thousands, even millions, of cards accurately and in the shortest time possible.

Vinpower offers a full range of SD duplicators, in sizes from 1 to 3 up to 1 to 127, in a single console that offer slots for both standard SD Cards and MicroSD Cards. Having a dedicated MicroSD slot means you don’t need an adaptor to fit in the standard SD slot, saving time and costs. Vinpower has worked with a variety of entities, from auto manufacturers, to licensed toy manufacturers providing SD duplicators so they can reproduce the SD and MicroSD Cards that make their devices operate. That is the one thing they all have in common, the items they are producing require hundreds of thousands of identically reproduced SD and/or MicroSD Cards that are to be inserted into every device they plan to sell.

If you are developing a program that needs to be copied onto multiple SD or MicroSD Cards, Vinpower’s line of SD Duplicators is the perfect device to make it happen.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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iCloud outage takes down backups and photos for some users, showing the need for the iXflash!

Nov 06,2020

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, or at least it feels that way. The cloud should not be your only form of backup. So many people believe the cloud is safe and invulnerable, while time after time we hear stories where the cloud is impacted, either through an outage, hacking, a virus, or any number of potential threats. Nothing is foolproof, so don’t put all your storage and archival eggs in one basket. That’s why the iXflash is the ideal tool for any Apple iPhone and/or iPad owner. The iXflash can quickly back up all the photos and videos stored on your various iOS devices as well as those already stored in your iCloud account, as an added form of data protection.

In this case, the iCloud suffered an outage this past weekend, affecting Find My, iCloud Account & Sign In, iCloud Backup, iCloud Bookmarks & Tabs, iCloud Calendar, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Drive, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Mail, iCloud Storage Upgrades, Photos and Screen Time. For those that were affected, issues ranged from frustration of not having access for a period of time to much larger issues. Even though the total number affected may be small in comparison to the total customer base, that doesn’t change the fact that many were impacted.

Why take chances, for less than it costs to purchase an expanded cloud storage option, you can purchase an iXflash and never have to worry about cloud outages again. In fact, more archival solutions the better. So, keep your cloud account, but use the iXflash as further protection against unforeseen catastrophes that can pop up at any time.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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The benefits of SSD over HDD

Oct 30,2020

When looking for a new hard drive, whether it be an external hard drive for added storage or an internal hard drive that runs your computers operating system, there are two options to choose from, a hard disk drive (HDD) or a solid state drive (SSD). Often we’re accustomed to pick the version that offers the greatest memory capacity at the lowest price. Often times that’s the traditional HDD, however SSD offers far more benefits that far outweigh the difference in cost or capacity.

A hard disk drive (HDD) is an electromechanical device with an actuator arm that positions itself over spinning disks in order to read or write information. A solid state drive (SSD) are interconnected pools of compact flash memory. So what makes one better than the other?

As an industry leader in storage and duplication equipment and peripherals, it’s a no brainer for us. We have found that SSDs have a number of advantages over HDDs that can offset the difference in sticker price. Firstly, SSDs are super quiet because they have no moving parts, unlike the HDD, which focuses around spinning platters and a moving arm to sweep across the platters to write or read data. SSD’s don’t vibrate, which improves reliability and if dropped, a hard drive might get damaged; not so with an SSD. An SSD uses less power and generates less heat, compared to a HDD. On top of improved durability and less disruption, the greatest advantage is the significantly faster read/write speed. Not only can an SSD recall data much faster than the slower HDD, but it’s more reliable and accurate as well.

However, one of the drawbacks for a common SSD, when relying on flash memory, there is a possibility of data corruption due to bad memory cells on the drive. That’s why Vinpower the most reliable SSD on the market with our line of Optiarc SSD models. In order to provide total peace of mind, Vinpower performs the highest levels of total quality testing, ensuring that our Optiarc SSD’s will not fail or crash on you! So if you care about faster speed, better quality, reliability, and maintaining the content stored on your hard drives, look no further that Vinpower’s line of Optiarc and PioData SSD.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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After a tremendous response from Taiwanese influencer 3C Tim’s Chinese language review of the iXflash, we’ve now added English subtitles.

Oct 23,2020

A little over a month ago, I shared a glowing review of our iXflash drive as an ideal accessory for anyone with an iPhone or iPad. Because the video review was entirely in Chinese, many of our recipients were disappointed that they couldn’t understand what 3C Tim was saying about the iXflash. Because of your feedback, we coordinated with 3C Tim and had the entire spoken text translated into English and posted onto the video review as shown on YouTube, which you can view again or for the first time by clicking on the below link:

https://youtu.be/QoSBZzDd40s When you watch the video, make sure the “Subtitles/Closed Caption” feature is turned on.

So now, you don’t have to reply on my synopsis or finding a friend the speaks Chinese to translate for you. You can watch the video on your own and read either the English subtitles or YouTube can use the English subtitles to translate into numerous other languages, which you may be more comfortable with. Once you watch the video and able to understand the full context of 3C Tim’s full review through English subtitles or in your own language, it will highlight even further all the advantages and benefits the iXflash drive offers from an unbiased 3rd party.

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The iXflash is compatible with the full new series of iPhone 12 mobile devices

Oct 16,2020

As is customary every year, though a little later than usual, Apple touts their latest batch of iPhones along with other new inventive items they plan to offer to the general public. Due to disruptions because of COVID, the announcement was about a month later than normal, but the pomp and circumstances were still in full affect. Amongst other new or improved items Apple plans to release now or in the near future, the pièce de résistance was certainly not just 1 or even 2 new iPhone offerings, but a total of 4 new iPhone 12 versions. The main difference between the devices is the size of each iPhone, which of course all of them offer advantages to previously released models.

Given that the iXflash is a tremendous accessory for an iPhone or iPad, we are proud to acknowledge that the existing iXflash and the iXflash App is compatible with the latest line of iPhone 12’s. Vinpower takes pride in making sure the iXflash and its corresponding App remains at the leading edge of technology and offers its users the best and most reliable experience. Hence, it’s critical that we make sure the iXflash is up to date with any new or enhanced Apple iOS software and/or corresponding hardware. Recognizing the importance of not just compatibility, but also any and all new advancements that could enhance the iXflash’s ability to support our client base, is why the iXflash remains the most useful portable Apple iOS accessory.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Vinpower’s VDX-1 mini-autoloader, is the small, inexpensive, powerful tool that you wish you knew about sooner…

Oct 08,2020

Much like the tiny ant that can lift 5,000 times it’s body weight, the VDX-1 autoloader can do the job of much bigger and more expensive autoloaders. Weighing less than 12 lbs (just over 5kg), and slightly bigger than a standard shoebox, the VDX-1 can fit virtually anywhere. Plus, it’s completely standalone, so it’s easy to take on the go and as long as there’s an electrical outlet, the VDX-1 is ready to work. Just like the mighty worker ant, the VDX-1 gets the job done.

The VDX-1 comes with 1 drive and 50 disc capacity, but can work 24/7 like a champ. With a retail price below $450, it’s practically a steal. For more details on the VDX-1, click on the following link: https://www.vinpowerdigital.com/t/categories/Disc-Autoloaders/The-MiniLoader-VDX-1

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The iXflash can be extremely useful in an emergency

Sep 30,2020

There are occasions when emergencies can arise and you have limited resources at your disposal. The iXflash can be a valuable tool for not only documenting important information, but also allowing you to pass that information along when there is no power or internet access available.

Recently, my home was on evacuation alert due to massive wildfires in the area. In situations like these, if you need to evacuate, it’s best to only take those items that are necessary and can’t be replaced. However, if the worst case scenario should happen, in order to file a claim for all the items you may have lost, it’s advised to photograph or take a video of all your possessions in every room of your residence. What if you have limited memory on your iPhone and you don’t have time to clear space in order to record all your possessions. The iXflash allows you to record photos or videos that bypasses the iPhone’s memory and record those pictures and/or videos directly to the iXflash, saving time and memory.

In addition, in a situation where there’s no power and internet access, the iXflash can transfer those images, videos, and even important documents on to a computer or another iPhone/iPad. This will help you provide pertinent details to an insurance adjuster or other relevant person. Since the iXflash is so small, it can fit in your pocket comfortably, so you don’t have to worry about hurriedly packing it away and trying to remember where you put it, when you need it. Simply add it to you key ring or put it in a purse or other accessory that you keep on your person and it’s always available.

Hopefully you never find yourself in a predicament where it becomes necessary to evacuate quickly, but just like having a first aid kit or spare water bottles, it’s always good to be prepared should the need arise. The iXflash could become a very valuable tool in those situations, as well as being incredibly useful for normal day to day situations. It truly is the best of both worlds.

To learn more about Vinpower’s line of standalone robotic autoloaders, or any of our products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

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Vinyl records sales in 2020 outgains CD music sales for first time since the 80’s, showing physical media is still profitable!

Sep 25,2020

Sure the title seems to cast a negative light over CD sales, but if you examine it closely, you’ll also see the positive opportunity as it relates to CD sales. Firstly, even in a decreased market, CD sales for the 1st half of 2020 was still around $130 million. That’s only talking about pressed CD audio discs, and doesn’t include the CD-R, recorded CD market treasured by many independent artists and enthusiast. Sure, CD’s have fallen from their peak, but they have not gone the way of the Dodo bird.

At one point, it was widely reported that CD’s were going to kill the vinyl albums market. But nostalgia lead to a steep resurgence that created steady gains year over year for vinyl records. The success of vinyl records and the continued increased sales for CD’s, shows that there’s a significant market for physical media. Undoubtedly, it’s won’t be too long before the nostalgia craze comes back around for CD’s and it will be cool to get the authentical full enhanced digital sound of an uncompressed original music file, rather than the deeply compressed streaming audio.

So for all the doomsday predictors that CD’s are dead, just as they thought Vinyl had kicked the bucket, there’s a second wave coming and you don’t want to miss out.