[TriLUG] Safest long-term media

Christopher L Merrill chris at webperformance.com
Sun Jul 12 13:45:16 EDT 2009

Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> paper. This was quite a lot of storage not so long ago, but not anymore 
> when a 16G flash drive is about the same price. I imagine the b.e.r. on 
> writing, storing and reading from paper is higher than from flash or 
> hard disks.

Certainly true. But the OP requested _long_term_ storage. Flash, HD,
recordable optical media and even mag tape degrade over time...some
rather quickly.

Did you have a better alternative?

I'm not necessarily pushing the paper option, but I am curious what
our options for long-term are.  I've got a number of archives of
photos, video, etc that I backed up several years ago on CDs...and
this got me thinking that they are degrading and not as secure as
I thought at the time.

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