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Re: [ARSCLIST] Archive the hard drive, was CDR media longevity
Konrad Strauss wrote:
> I believe that the trend is to move away from CD-R as a
> carrier to a file-based storage. Most archives cannot
> afford to put together an online storage system, but
> if you have a digital audio workstation of some sort,
> you could start recording to firewire drives and
> archiving the drives themselves.
The fireware "cases" are not cheap, so one would presumably store
just the hard drive itself, packed in a plastic shell or some
sort of protective box. Still, hard drives are so fragile that I
would be worried not to have a copy on DVD or tape just in case.
But has anyone had any experience archiving hard drives? Will
they work OK after being in storage for months?
Grete Pasch - Directora - www.newmedia.ufm.edu.gt
U. Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala - (502) 3387875