With computers growing smaller and lifestyles going mobile, less and less devices offer sufficient space for internal optical drives.
Option 1: USB Stick
Option 2: SD(HC) Card
Option 3: External Hard Drive (HDD)
Option 4: External Solid State Drive (SSD)
Option 5: Cloud Storage
"Many alternatives for optical drives exist, but few can compete with the price and theoretical lifetime of Blu-ray discs. On the other hand, many make for better long term investments. In the long run, you should always have your data stored in at least two future-proof locations. But for the moment, Blu-ray discs and DVDs are a viable storage method. Just make sure you move your data before your last way to access them disappears.
Do you still use optical discs to store or transfer data?"