..anyone consider what would happen to all the computers and hard disk
controllers if an EMT pulse from a nuclear weapon when off ???
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Richter
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 2:21 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audio storage on external hard drives
At 10:48 AM 2/23/2005 -0700, John Poirier wrote:
>3. I just bought a 1GB USB memory stick for C$120. This sort of thing
>is getting cheaper very quickly. How long will it be before they
>replace CDs as what I think of as a last-resort backup?
Last month, I paid half that for a 1.5 GB; I suspect that by now the
price is even lower.
I would like to see data on life expectancy before trusting it to
archive, though I recognize that it has none of the familiar failure
modes. At the least, I would look for ECC if it were a primary storage
Last, I note that CD as backup has largely been replaced by DVD - less
expensive, faster and less bulky. Of course, there are even fewer data
for DVD than for CD on longevity.
[log in to unmask]