how good is the data reliability with CD ROM and DVD RAM?
elson at pico-systems.com
Sun Jul 22 11:11:35 CDT 2018
On 07/22/2018 10:52 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 07/22/2018 06:33 AM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
>>> On Jul 21, 2018, at 3:25 PM, Carlo Pisani via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> 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.
> Half-inch open-reel tape at 1600 PE density. Should be good for 50
> years at least.
Well, you are one of the experts in this, but it all depends
on storage conditions. Also, the extended-length tapes were
too thin, and suffered from creasing and print-through.
Badly stored, and you can kiss your data goodbye in less
than 5 years.
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