how good is the data reliability with CD ROM and DVD RAM?
carlojpisani at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 13:06:24 CDT 2018
thus DDS4, LTO2, DLT: which is the best tape?
2018-07-22 18:11 GMT+02:00 Jon Elson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>:
> On 07/22/2018 10:52 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>> On 07/22/2018 06:33 AM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
>>>> On Jul 21, 2018, at 3:25 PM, Carlo Pisani via cctalk
>>>> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>>> and what about magnetic-tapes? (e.g. DDS4, DLT, LTO2)
>>>> which of them lasts for the most?
>>> I don't know specifically. I do know that plain old audio tapes may fail
>>> -- I have perhaps 100 cassettes recorded in the 1970s. Most of them are
>>> fine, but essentially all of them that are Fuji brand have failed utterly.
>> Half-inch open-reel tape at 1600 PE density. Should be good for 50
>> years at least.
> Well, you are one of the experts in this, but it all depends on storage
> conditions. Also, the extended-length tapes were too thin, and suffered
> from creasing and print-through. Badly stored, and you can kiss your data
> goodbye in less than 5 years.
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