The 10 Best Storage Binders For CDs and DVDs
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in January of 2020. Digital media has its advantages, but that's no reason to ditch your CDs and DVDs. If a hard copy is your format of choice, a storage binder can help you streamline your system. These space-savers not only keep discs organized, but also protect them from dust and scratches. Whether you're a movie buff, a music enthusiast, a gamer, or a DJ, this list provides several options to meet your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 23, 2021:
It makes sense, I suppose, that innovation in the CD-binder space has slowed over recent years. It isn’t surprising then, that our list didn’t see a lot of development through this round of updates, with our only new omission being the Artisan Deco Album, which wasn’t available in time for these rankings to be republished.
To replace that choice, we added the Hongwa MegaDisc to the top of our list. The case could be made that, with its roadcase-style aesthetic and the absence of pages, this model doesn’t quite qualify for these rankigns. But, since our list had nothing to offer the music/movie fanatic with more than 400 items to catalogue, and considering that the MegaDisc offers much of the utility this category calls for – in terms of portability, potential storage, and protection for your precious collection – I still thought that it was worth including. Its hanging sleeves and four-row format also provide a nice way to organize and peruse one’s discs, and I daresay that browsing through it may trigger some record-store nostalgia, for those of us who are old enough to be susceptible. (And, if you’re somebody who values your CDs enough to be looking into a new case for them, I daresay that demographic also includes you.)
Hoarding your old CDs/DVDs because of their sentimental value is totally cool, but if you want to do more than just sit on them, then maybe you’ll be interested in our rankings for DVD players and CD players.
February 24, 2020:
If you're running out of space for your CDs and DVDs, a storage binder offers a great solution.They are available in multiple colors and different capacities, so you can pick the style that best suits your collection.
Binders with removable pages like the Artisan Deco Album and the Fasmov Holder let you organize media quickly. The metal rings open and close easily, so you can pull pages from any part of the binder and arrange them as needed.
For traveling, you may prefer a binder like the Siveit Holder. It is lightweight and has a durable handle for easy portability. The Vault Media Case is also a nice pick. It can hold up to 200 discs and comes with an optional shoulder strap to help distribute the weight.
If you're looking for binders that will complement your furnishings, the Atlantic Deco fits in well with modern decor and the Bellagio-Italia provides a touch of old-fashioned charm.
Accent S-Series The Accent S-Series by Archival Methods is a box-style three-ring binder with a textured exterior. It has a magnetic flap closure to secure up to 50 CDs and contains slanted, 1-1/2-inch D rings for easy page-turning. Polypropylene sleeves feature an anti-static center to repel dust and prevent data loss. archivalmethods.com
Can-Am Modular Metal Cabinetry If no binder's big enough to contain your collection, then you might be interested in giving this company a try. They offer stackable, modular filing cabinets to help you catalogue your CDs and/or DVDs, and they even offer alternate sizes to help you get that old vinyl collection sorted out, too. cdcabinet.com