Unlocking the Vault

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Unlocking the Vault: What is It?

What It Is. What It Isn’t. Why You Want it.

Mylio has this amazing thing called a Vault, but not everyone understands it. Here’s a clear breakdown of what it is, what it isn’t, and why you want it. A Vault is a device on your account that is set to store full size originals. It has 3 main benefits: 

  1. Protect your photos
  2. Save storage space on mobile
  3. Travel with peace of mind

Desktops, laptops, NAS, or hard drives make good Vaults

1. Protect Your Photos with a Vault

A Vault is ideal for protecting your files and library details. With it, your original files are automatically protected, preventing the loss that often comes when one of your devices is damaged, lost, or stolen. We recommend using an external drive, desktop computer, or NAS as a Vault to protect your files. You also have the option of adding a cloud service like Amazon or Google Drive as a Vault to protect your files. Then get Mylio on your mobile devices like phones and tablets. When you get Mylio on multiple devices, you’re well on your way to achieving the US government’s recommended 3-2-1 Backup: keep 3 copies of any important file, keep the files on 2 different media types, and store 1 copy offsite (e.g. outside your home or business).

2. Save Storage Space on Mobile

The second benefit of having a Vault is that you save storage space on your mobile devices. Since your Originals are automatically stored there, your mobile devices are freed up to store either thumbnails or previews, which take up much less space. This allows you to take more photos and videos on those mobile devices while still having access to all your files. It’s the best of both worlds!

3. Travel with Peace of Mind

Having a Vault at home also gives you peace of mind when you travel. Let’s face it, during a trip, things happen. A phone can get lost, stolen, broken, or just plain dropped in the water. It’s frustrating to lose all the photos and videos you’ve taken on that device in an instant. With Mylio’s Vault, you’re safeguarded. Files on Mylio automatically sync between devices that can see each other. So when you have Mylio on multiple devices, your media is safe from device loss.

A Vault Connecting Devices

Bonus Benefit: Seagate + Mylio Vault

Mylio has partnered with Seagate for an incredible deal. Buy a new Seagate Drive and get a complimentary year of Mylio Create, which gives you a larger library size and more devices than the standard Mylio. A Seagate Drive is an ideal Vault, and with 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 5TB sizes to choose from, you have all the space you need for the photos and videos that matter.

Seagate Drive