Long-term (20+ years) permanent storage options other than HDDs

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Patrick Murphy Contributing Member • Posts: 964
Re: Long-term (20+ years) permanent storage options other than HDDs

mrdale wrote:

Fewer images works for me. A few years ago I did some aggressive culling. There were many duplicates and near duplicates and many that had no "value" to me. I can't imagine why anyone would save 20 year old images. As mentioned make prints.


As I write this, I am in the midst of saving images up to 34 years old.

Specifically, I am backing up videos and JPGs of award-winners in our annual "best laser show" contest, which we have held since 1988.

The 1988-2000 data is DVDs which in turn are digitized from VHS tapes.

The 2000-present data is digital video files and JPGs, currently stored one USB drive per year. Each recent year represents about 12 - 16 GB of data.

I am copying the DVDs and USB drives to a HDD. I will back that up, store it offsite, and copy it every 3 years or so to another HDD or whatever the best mid-term storage method is at the time.

So yes, I need to save 34-year old images for our association.

Patrick Murphy, International Laser Display Association

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