[TriLUG] Safest long-term media

Steve Litt 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.


Steve Litt
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