What is the strongest and most durable device/medium/tool that you can use to ARCHIVE/BACKUP your computer files for hundreds of years?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Who knows! In the past 25 years we have gone from floppy disks to zip disks to CD's to DVD's to Flash drives, to Solid state drives. Now what's next! The problem with our advancement is that the older storage mediums are abandoned and some of these mediums are even no longer accessible! So when you are thinking of storage to last hundreds of years, it is an unknown at this time!

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  • Steven
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    1 month ago

    There is not any device to carry your data for 100 years and to secure it you have to take backup again and again. Just a freek question..

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  • 1 month ago

    They are M-Disc's which is claimed to have a 1000 year write life

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-DISC

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    • mermeliz
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      1 month agoReport

      M-Disc's are just DVD/Blu-ray technology for the present. There is no guaranty that we will be using this tech even 10 or 20 years from now with flash drives already having crested the horizon! Sure the M-Disc is "designed" to last 1k years, but will we be using them then? Prolly not!

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  • keerok
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    1 month ago

    Make hard copies.

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  • Bill-M
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    1 month ago

    Unknown.   For hundreds of years!  Computer storage of any type uses Magnetic Media and we don't know how long it will last.

    • Bob
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      1 month agoReport

      not true. what about optical media?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    a Cloud server. 

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    • mermeliz
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      1 month agoReport

      The BIG - BIG drawback on the subject of "Clouds" is that if the owner of the cloud server goes under, then all of that data is lost with the company! Be Aware of where you store your data!

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