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Tom Goldberg
Re: What are the problems of with archiving on external hard drives?
on Sep 4, 2015 at 4:44:05 pm

Several years ago, my former company (Cache-A) commissioned a white paper on recommendations for long term storage from a well known storage engineer. In particular it describes the potential hazards of long term storage on hard disk drives. The paper is now 4 years old, but the information is still valid. I thought I would post a link to it here for anyone on the Cow's information: Protecting Digital Assets for the Long Term.

I agree with Tim that your triple redundancy approach is very smart and should keep you covered if you remain diligent. That said, we had many customers over the years who encountered a much higher level of disk drive failures than it sounds like you are seeing, and many of them were not so careful to keep multiple copies.

Tom Goldberg
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Evergreen, CO 80439
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