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How to Choose Storage Types

Panwrypter is intended to be used with the most popular types of storage media and online file storage services. Before you start protecting and deploying your files, we recommend that that you review the information below which lists considerations for each type of storage media.

IMPORTANT: This information is provided to help you make decisions about selecting the right storage media and/or online storage services for your protected files. Ultimately it is your responsibility to understand how Panwrypter protects files, and select the most suitable storage sites and storage media, based on your needs.


Storage Media Rough Lifespan Examples
Optical Media Decades CD/DVD/BD
Flash Media Years SSD, Removable Drives, USB Stick, Memory Cards
Hard Disk Drives Years HDD, Removable HDD
Online Storage Varies iCloud Drive, DropBox, Google Drive



Optical Media

Write Once: BD-R/CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R
Read/Write: CD-RW/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-RAM


Advantages

Risks

Mitigation


Removable Flash Media

SSD, USB Drives, USB Stick, Memory Cards


Advantages

Risks

Mitigation


Hard Disk Drives (HDD)

Fixed HDD, Portable HDD


Advantages

Risks

Mitigation


Online File Storage

Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive


Advantages

Risks

Mitigation

Remember

Be sure to remember where your storage sites and storage media are. The Clue Cards feature can help make it easier to do this. Remember the original password you used to protect them.

Due to the nature of depleted file storage, if you lose a site, or even one volume from a site, you will not be able to recover your files.

Make backups of the storage media at each site, and make sure the duplicate copies are physically separated.

Perform regular practice protect/collect/restore exercises to build familiarity with Panwrypter's style of protection, and prevent any potential problems related to the storage of your information.

Entropic accepts no responsibility for the accuracy and effectiveness of this information, or for any loss of files or information that you might incur while using Panwrypter.