On 21/07/07, Steven Smolian wrote:
> We once had a posting to this list by someone who was involved with
> the manufaturing and/or maintainence of stand alone hard drives. His
> concern was that the lubricants would harden or otherwise change and
> could not be restored.
That seems likely too.
>> I think the most likely thing to fail on a hard drive long term is
>> capacitors on the circuit board.
>> But more likely is that, when the drive is brought out of its
>> 25 years later, there will be no equipment to connect it to and no
>> operating system that can read the file format. Try getting data off
>> 25 year old cp/m drive today.
>> Don Cox
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