How can I backup my photos privately?

Lisa from Channel Hills, CA

Episode 1371 (12:09)

Google Photos

Lisa wants to know what the future holds for saving storage and media when it comes to her personal data like photos and videos. Leo says that optical and physical media has been weeding itself out for quite some time, even though we still have hard drives. The trend is heading towards the cloud. The benefit is that she doesn't have to worry about file formats. She could continue to use hard drives, as they are getting cheaper and denser, but it's on her to keep them updated with the latest.

Leo likes to backup on both hard drives and the cloud. He backs up his photos to Google, Apple, and Amazon Photos. He also keeps a local hard drive backup as well. USB drives are also getting larger and are far easier to use. They're also getting cheaper. So Leo recommends using those as well.