World's Crappiest Drives (was Re: A&J Microdrive)

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Wed Dec 6 14:48:55 2000

> I've wondered about that. Considering the inevitable decay of
> aluminum CDs as well as now nearly-free CD-R media, will there
> be a demand for very smart readers in the future that might
> be able to rescue otherwise unreadable data?

Copy your aluminum CDs, CD-ROMs, and silver CD-R to gold CD-R before the
bits fall off. Gold CD-R lasts at least five times as long as the
silver crap. Kodak published a white paper explaining how they were
comfortable with giving gold CD-R a *conservative* rating of 100 years
data retention (when stored in a reasonable manner).
Received on Wed Dec 06 2000 - 14:48:55 GMT

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