The improvement in ADC in the intervening years might actually mean that this is an opportunity for genuine improvement over what they had and not just salvage. Perhaps it is a blessing in disguise. I am an eternal optimist and make no apologies...
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On Aug 6, 2013, at 8:03 PM, John Spencer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You are preaching to the choir!! I've been forever stamped with "LTO" on my forehead since I brought it up years ago with ARSC (others, feel free to chime in with your response....!).
> Absolutely agree with your approach, that's probably the only option they have at this point. Again, thanks to the entire list for providing some invaluable information that I can share.
> John Spencer
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> On Aug 6, 2013, at 6:37 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Hi John:
>> You said that your client has the analog originals on hand. I would suggest that he not put too much time or money into sussing out problems with CDR media made a decade ago in a Sony CD recorder. Rather, he should spend his time and money re-transferring the material, in high resolution, to a modern storage system. And he should be aware of budgeting for future expenses to maintain and migrate the data.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Spencer" <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 5:52 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Thank you!!
>>> Thank you to everyone who responded to my CD-R/ bit-rot problem. While we've yet to review any of these discs, I've forwarded every email to him to give him the collective wisdom of the ARSC list.
>>> While I would have never given him the advice to let CD-Rs lie without any bit-level fixity checks, etc., it is what it is, so I wish them good luck and now I know why I send in my dues every year and participate in the ARSC TC.
>>> John Spencer
>>> 1801 8th Ave. S. Suite 200
>>> Nashville, TN 37203
>>> office (615) 385-1251
>>> fax (615) 385-0153
>>> cell (615) 714-1199
>>> email: [log in to unmask]
>>> web: www.bmschace.com