On Nov 28, 2009, at 1:49 PM, Murray McCullough wrote:
A different interpretation on the 10 Yr.
'Rule'. Many experts, CPU mag
being one, say that we shouldn't store info on CDs, DVDs, etc. as they
may be unreadable in less than 10 yrs. Wouldn't it be sad if we lost
valuable information on the classic computing era? I guess
old-fashioned paper is the best way after all! Let's hope these
technologies last longer than my Zip-drive and disks that can't be
read because the drive died and I can't get it fixed or at the very
least at a decent price. So Sad!
My strategy is to have *many* duplicates of the data and that all of
the bits need to be spinning. If they're not spinning, they don't
exist! I move all the data to new technology every few years (about
to do another upgrade since I'm about out of space on my 6TB array).
TTFN - Guy