[TriLUG] Safest long-term media

Charles Fischer fischer at 4pi.com
Sat Jul 11 17:27:59 EDT 2009

After 5 years I had about a 3% failure rate with DVDs.  Worse about 
6% I could not read on the first try.  I tried different DVD drives 
and got half of the would not read on first try DVDs to read in a 
different drive.  Total tested DVDs was about 200.

-Charles Fischer

At 04:34 PM 7/11/2009, you wrote:
>Any thoughts on safest long-term digital storage?  I'm thinking no
>moving parts is probably a good idea.  Blu-Ray?  But one chip and the
>disc is toast.  Something flash based maybe?  Or maybe a USB drive
>with raid?   My camera is spitting out gigabytes of data and I'm going
>to have to do something with all this stuff eventually.
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