Vinpower's bundled archival media kit is the perfect solution for any size business or even individuals looking for long-term storage of important digital files. The bundled kit includes a modified external writer drive, connectable to a computer via a USB connection, as well as a quantity of Vinpower's M-DISC archival media. Keeping back-ups on optical media is becoming more and more important as it's the only true incorruptible and safest method of storage. Optical discs are the only medium that cannot be altered or infected with viruses after data have been stored on them. Flash media like USB or hard drives, even with encryption software, can be altered, or infected with viruses or spyware that can compromise the information stored. Also, and even worse for the casual consumer, the data stored can be erased, leaving potentially critical files or priceless mementoes, like pictures, gone forever. Even the new craze of Cloud storage can be hacked or subject to exposure, which could again lead to information being altered, erased, or even distributed to parties that were not intended to view or have knowledge of that information. Even traditional DVD or CD media is not completely safe as time and environment could cause saved data to eventually erode and potentially disappear or the disc can become unreadable, which prevents data content recovery.