MiMedia: Another online place to store media, but is it worth it?

Woman looks through photo album
Woman looks through photo album

The invaluable family photos that mom stores in a shoebox in the basement -- which she vows will be the first thing she grabs if the house ever catches fire -- are quickly being replaced by digital media that sit on a hard drive on a computer or smartphone. They're still susceptible to fire or theft -- but pulling them out to look at or keeping them all in one place still isn't as easy as the cardboard box.

MiMedia thinks it has the solution, for a price, as a new online backup service. For as little as $5 a month or $50 a year for 25 GB of storage, and up to $24 a month or $245 a year for 250 GB, MiMedia will store your documents, photos, videos, music and other priceless personal media by making encrypted copies. They're backed up on several of the company's computers around the country and are accessible online, meaning you can show off those photos of your daughter's soccer game on your iPhone without having to go home to grab a photo album.