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In this paper, we compare two methods to delay optical signals based on quasi-light storage (QLS). These methods are very simple and offer high-tunable storage times up to several thousand bits. Furthermore, they are transparent to the bit rate and modulation format of the signal. We explore the potentials and limitations of both methods. Fiber-based QLS is useful when high absolute delay is required and no loss or very small amount of attenuation can be tolerated. Frequency-to-time-conversion-based QLS can be used for the delay of very high bandwidth signals.