A Hybrid Systems Approach to Preservation of Printed Materials

Appendix C
Data Storage Costs* (media only)



                      Cost per megabyte (in U.S. dollars)

            non-removable hard disc         $15.00
            removable hard disc             $ 6.00
            CD-ROM*              $ 2.27
            magnetic tape                   $ 0.30
            microfilm                       $ 0.10
            optical disc                    $ 0.08
            paper                           $ 0.07
            8mm video tape                  $ 0.006
            optical tape                    $ 0.005

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