How to Backup DVDs to SSD (Personal Digital Archiving)?
What’s the best way to organise and store your DVD data? As time has gone on, more and more data backup options have spring up, you can choose to copy DVD to Synology NAS, put DVD to media server, backup DVD to hard drive, store DVD on external hard drive… But if let me choose, I will choose to backup DVD to SSD for personal digital archiving.
Solid state drives (SSD) basically do the same thing as hard drives, but they do it better. Solid state drives use flash storage, meaning that they don’t have any moving parts, and can last longer than things like hard drives. They are best used for long-term storage solutions, and can store large amounts of data. They are generally quite portable, although not as portable as USB drives, and are safer to transport given the fact that they don’t have any moving parts. So the next question is how to copy DVD to digital for storing in SSD to keep it safe forever.
Before we get start the DVD copy processing, you need to figure out if it is legal to rip DVD in your region/country. As we all known, commercial DVD discs have various protection schemes such as RCE, CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS, Disney x-project DRM, APS, UOP, etc . To transfer DVD to SSD, you need to remove these DVD protection then extract the main title of DVD movies or convert DVD to digital format such as popular MP4 and MKV with a tool called DVD Ripper. Generally, this kind software developer only advocates ripping DVDs for personal use and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so. If you make sure, you can rip DVD in your region/country, then you can read on and start to copy DVD to SSD for better storage.
Pavtube ByteCopy is able to circumvent any copy protection mechanisms of DVD, which makes DVD to SSD copying an easy job. By removing DVD protection, it can convert DVD to any SD, HD, 4K, 3D video formats. It can convert DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, TS, VOB, MKV, etc. You can choose any one to rip DVD for SSD storage. But shifting DVD format is not the key feature of Pavtube ByteCopy, actually, Pavtube ByteCopy is the best Blu-ray/DVD to Lossless MKV solution which means it is a powerful program with the ability of backing up DVD and Blu-ray to multi-track MKV without quality loss and ripping BD/DVD movies to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams.
If you want to keep all the info in DVD discs, you also can choose to 1:1 entire copy DVD discs and directly copy DVD to VOB file for storing on SSD. For DVD TV box, Pavtube ByteCopy can rip TV Series DVD to separate episodes for convenient playback. Some people like to stream DVD and Blu-ray over home network, if you also like it, I don’t suggest you fully backup and directly copy DVD because many multimedia devices don’t support DVD VOB files.
Start to Backup DVD to SSD for personal use
Step 1. Import DVD Movies
After downloading, install and run Pavtube ByteCopy, you can add the DVD movies you want to rip by clicking the “disc” button on the main interface.
Step 2. Choose output format
Option A – Click “Format” and select the format you prefer. As you can see, you can either convert DVD to AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc. or select a device icon to get videos with optimized settings for iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung, Zune, Motorola, Nokia, etc.
Option B – Pavtube ByteCopy also offers enough freedom for all DVD movie lovers like you to back up your favorite DVD movies in a personalized way. Two different copy modes: Directly Copy and Full Disc Copy are provided to let you copy the exact movie part you want. Just the selected your wanted one.
Option C- For lossless quality, you are suggested to rip DVD to lossless MKV format which can preserve all the title, languages of the audio streams, subtitle or caption tracks, fonts for those subtitles, images, chapter information, and menus.
Step 3. Start Ripping DVD to SSD
The last step is to click the “Convert” button on the main interface to start converting DVDs to a video format you set. Once the conversion is finished, get the output videos via clicking the Open button. Afterwards, you can transfer copied DVD to SSD for safe storage.
Best SSDs of 2016/2017 for Personal Use to Store Data
Name, Maximum Capacity, Maximum Read /Write Speed, Form Factor, Interface
• Samsung SSD 960 Pro: 2T, 3500/2100 MB/s, M.2 (80mm), PCle * 3×4
• HyperX Predator SSD from Kingston: 960GB, 1400/1000 MB/s, M.2 (80mm), PCle * 2.0×4
• Plextor M8Pe SSD: 1T, 2500/1400 MB/s, M.2, PCle * 3×4
• Intel SSD 600P: 128GB-1T, 1800/560 MB/s, M.2 (80mm), PCle * 3×4
NEWS!!! Pavtube ByteCopy has recently upgraded to version 22.214.171.124 with supporting the newest NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP technology in video encoding by H.264 and H.265 codec to improve performance and ensure users much faster conversion speed than ever before when coping/ripping/converting DVD/Blu-ray, since more CPU resources are spared because of NVIDIA CUDA’s harnessing the power of GPU and AMD APP’s co-using of GPU. So if you choose to convert DVD and Blu-ray to H.265 or H.264 video, you can get up to 30x times ripping speed. If you want to save much time when ripping DVD to SSD, you can rip DVD with NVIDIA CUDA acceleration following the below steps.
Simply click “File” > “Load from Disc” to load your Blu-ray and DVD movies. Then Choose “H.265 MP4 Video” in “Format” drop-down list. Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU acceleration.