how good is the data reliability with CD ROM and DVD RAM?

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Sun Jul 22 08:33:51 CDT 2018

> On Jul 21, 2018, at 3:25 PM, Carlo Pisani via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> ...
> and what about magnetic-tapes? (e.g. DDS4, DLT, LTO2)
> which of them lasts for the most?

I don't know specifically.  I do know that plain old audio tapes may fail -- I have perhaps 100 cassettes recorded in the 1970s.  Most of them are fine, but essentially all of them that are Fuji brand have failed utterly.


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