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On 23/02/05, Steven Smolian wrote:
> My original comments concerning using external hard drives for
> long-term storage still hold. All responses here seemed about frequent
> short-term usage. How will they work after not being used for, say, 15
> years, a not unusual period of time between placing audio into an
> archive and bringing it out for retrieval. I'm still dubious indeed.
>
> Anyone have experience firing up a computer after a 15 year period of
> inactivity?

I plugged in a 40 Meg drive the other day, to test a SCSI connection. It
probably dates from about 1990, but it may have been unused for only
around 10 years.

Worked fine, all files present and correct.

Regards
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Don Cox
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