Re: I Want My Trees To Outlive Me #general


David Mason
 

CDs and DVDs may be the best digital media.  CDs have been used for data for about 30 years, with no incompatibilities with contemporary technology.  This said, there are differences in the raw media.  Some are more archival than others.  Research before you leap!  And if we ever reach a point where the technology has left CDs behind, at least save a compatible drive or two; better an entire system.

 

I certainly would not expect any magnetic media to last more than a decade, while many of us have had flash drives become unusable, well “in a flash”.

 

David Mson

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