The storage question
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Sun Aug 19 23:18:50 CDT 2007
At 10:51 PM -0400 8/19/07, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
>I've got some disks in storage, dunno how well they're doing, but I haven't
>seen any obvious problems.
I've got quite a few disks and video tapes in storage. I used some
of the C64 floppies last fall/winter, and they'd been up there for
several years. Winters in storage aren't bad, but it can get *****
hot in the summer (heated unit, but not cooled).
I honestly have no idea how the video tapes are fairing. I know my
Dad left one of my tapes in his truck in the heat a few years back
and it didn't play right after that.
Basically I try to keep as much as I can at home, and don't put any
magnetic media I really care about into storage.
>I have magazines sitting there in storage too, and a fair amount of other
>paper. None of this stuff seems to be suffering any ill effects. But then I
>don't recall seeing any other signs of moisture in there. I did get burned
Heated storage units really help, and stay away from units where one
side of the unit is on the outer walls. Heated units with a outer
wall will have a serious difference in temperature and condensation
will be an issue. Thankfully neither of my units have outside walls.
> > OK, this is becoming too much like a 12-step support group. Back to
> > our regularly scheduled collecting...
I've been saying for years that Classic Computer collecting is a
disease, I like to think I'm on the mend, but I still have way to
much junk. Plus I'm the one responsible for that side of things with
the Library (we do take donations of classic computer documentation
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