R: Large discs (Was: Spectre & Meltdown

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Jan 5 14:21:59 CST 2018

In cases where the source remains available, in case of problems, nothing 
can beat it for sneaker-net.  It does not contribute noticeably to the 
transfer speeds.

On Fri, 5 Jan 2018, Sam O'nella via cctalk wrote:
> You're one of the first people I've heard quote that. Do you know where 
> that is said? Years ago several friends and myself all picked up 64mb 
> usb thumb drives so we could have multiple backups of a game and few 
> other projects we were coding.  Maybe it was an extended period of time 
> (we ended up switching to compatible removable drive bays) but 2 out of 
> 3 of us lost all the data on our thumb drives around the same time. 
> I haven't heard may others share the concern but i wouldn't use ssd as a 
> tech unless im forced to for that reason.

-------- Original message --------From: Mazzini Alessandro via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> Date: 1/5/18  7:15 AM  (GMT-06:00) 
I'm  not sure I would use SSD for long term "secure" storage, unless maybe
using enterprise level ones.
Consumer level SSD are, by specifics, guaranteed to retain data for 6 months
if unpowered... any more time means being lucky. Would suck to save, store,
and after some years find (over snipped)

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