Are you willing to let film die off? How do you really feel?

Started Aug 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Mako2011
Mako2011 Forum Pro • Posts: 24,566
Yep

RedFox88 wrote:

edu T wrote:

That would be a leap of faith compared to "Please be aware that your floppy discs are very old now and that we therefore cannot guarantee that your old disks will be technically readable at all." ( http://www.datarecoverymasters.com/floppydiskcopy.php , a transcribing service.)

Yes, very much so. Just because you might find a company providing a service, does not mean your storage medium will have the data in tact. And data recovery can be extremely expensive. I've hard recovering data from a physically crashed hard drive is often about $1 per megabyte!

Very true...One of the reasons the current state of digital archive is very different than in the past. And why I find it silly how many maintain their files. Might as well stick them in a shoe box on floppies and keep them in a craw space. I have a close friend who owns a company that archives and backups professionally. They use dual systems separated by miles with a redundant setup located 1000's a miles away. You simply can't protect a photograph as well unless you go to digital backup of a scan. I will say this though...I have not seen one single true photograph on my computer screen

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