Sarah Jeong’s comprehensive geeknalysis of the storage formats of Star Wars. To wit:
Upon reviewing the Star Wars canon of movies (no animated films or shows, and no Expanded Universe content, which now exists in a purgatory of maybe-canon), it’s become clear to me that that the galaxy is crippled by an abundance of disk formats, with all of the accompanying interoperability issues that we see on our own planet. Every time the Rebel Alliance changes bases, they must be lugging around a spaceship full of drives, both new and obsolete, to read every possible format.
READ ON: (Warning: Spoilers) From Tape Drives To Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Sarah Jeong, Motherboard)