Saving and Backing Up Files

As a student at OSHKI, the following storage solutions are available:

Floppy Diskette

  • 1.44 MB capacity
  • magnetic storage media
  • good for saving small documents
  • caveat, newer computers do not support a 3 1/4"  floppy drive (optional)

USB Memory Stick

  • 256 MB - 32 GB capacity
  • flash memory storage media
  • plug-and-go
  • good for saving all types of files
  • caveat, easy to misplace, use a neck strap

CD-ROM

  • 650 - 900 MB capacity
  • optical storage media
  • good for archiving large files and making audio CDs
  • CD-RW drive available in the computer lab
  • caveat, susceptible to scratch, use a CD jewel case

DVD-ROM

  • 4.7 GB - 9.4 GB capacity
  • optical storage media
  • good for archiving very large files and making video DVDs
  • DVD-RW drive available in the computer lab
  • caveat, susceptible to scratch, use a DVD jewel case

SD card

  • 1 MB - 4 MB capacity
  • non-volatile memory storage media
  • widely used in digital cameras and portable devices
  • good for transferring digital photos and videos
  • SD card reader avaliable in the computer lab

Please see the front desk for available media.