[TriLUG] Safest long-term media
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Mon Jul 13 00:21:16 EDT 2009
On Saturday 11 July 2009 04:34:26 pm Greg Brown 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.
> Sent from my iPhone
I have 10 year old backup CDs that are still perfectly readable. As a matter
of fact, I've never had a backup CD fail to restore if it succeeded in
verification after burning. By the way, I keep them in a fairly dark place.
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