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Long-Term Personal Data Storage?

BeanBagKing writes "Yesterday I set out in search of a way to store my documents, videos, and big screen* for a long time without worrying about them. This is stuff that I may not care about for years, I don't care where it is, or if it's llc.view results from: words

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share this: available, so long as when I do decide to get it, it's there. What did I come up with? Nothing. Hard Drives can fail or degrade. CD's and DVD's I've read have the same problem over long periods of time. I'd rather not pay yearly rent on a server or backup/storage solution. I could start my own server, but that goes back to the issue of hard drives failing, not to mention cost. Tape backups aren't common for subjective

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corporal backups, making far-future retrieval at all difficult, not to mention the low storage range of tape drives. I've thought about buying a bunch of 4GB thumb drives; I've had some of those for years and even sent a few through washers and driers and had the data survive. Do you have any suggestions? My requirements are simple: It must be stable, lasting for decades if possible, and must be as inexpensive as possible. I'm not looking to start my own subject archive; I have less than 500GBs and only save things decisive to me."

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