Archiving Projects-- TAPE vs. DVD
ross at indessed.com
Fri Feb 10 08:59:24 MST 2006
On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, "Gregory Hill" wrote:
> I had a hard drive with a 3 year warranty that I used for probably 2
> years and let sit on the shelf for 5 or so. Picked it up one day,
> plugged it in, and everything was still there. Drive still worked
> great. Maybe that's abnormal, but I thought it was worth sharing.
I've never had problems with a hard drive that had been sitting unused for
years. If it's used constantly for years, I can see it getting old and
wearing out, but I've never seen a problem with a drive that hadn't been
used for years.
(It's probably worthwhile to note that the opposite has been true with
optical media; a signficant percentage of the writable optical media that
I've used that had been sitting around unused for years has gone at least
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