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Scientists Develop Medium That Can Store Data for Millions of Years.

Started by: TAViX | Date 10/25/13 02:55:18 PM
Comments: 6 | Last Comment:  10/27/13 11:00:09 PM

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Floppy Disks still remain the most "reliable" and "fastest" media ever produced.
2 1 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 10/25/13 02:55:18 PM]
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Except when it came to getting university essay extensions.... But generally magnetic tape is the accepted standard for long-term storage.
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 10/25/13 06:29:37 PM]
Yeah, I was just being ironic. ) Actually FD are THE WORST storage invention ever. The crappiest and most shitty in the IT history.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 10/25/13 09:35:50 PM]
You mean sarcastic, not ironic. I still have floppy disks that work fine. But I have CD's that won't read due to deterioration of compound layers. I think floppies can do better in humid climates and with large diurnal variation of temperature.
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 10/26/13 06:09:03 PM]
Agree, CD's are even worst, that's why I prefer now to backup on HDD instead of stupid expensive blurays....
1 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 10/27/13 01:29:07 AM]

Now all that is needed is a reader to last the same time span. Tech cannot now read anything older than 30 years. The written word on paper and/or clay and stone tablets seem to out last all the modern digital storage mediums.
0 0 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 10/27/13 11:00:09 PM]


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