Archiving Projects-- TAPE vs. DVD

Gregory Hill Gregory_Hill at
Fri Feb 10 08:21:35 MST 2006

> Current hard drives have a warranty of up to 5 years.  I take this as
> signal from the manufacturer that the failure rate rises significantly
> after that time.  Check out the bathtub curve on Wikipedia:

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.


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