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Backup Data for Safe Deposit Box Storage?

quizwedge Re:Use a hard drive, don't worry about the magnets (3 comments)

From what I've read, the general consensus is that flash memory doesn't do very well for long term storage, but is used more for temporary storage such as transferring files on memory sticks. General external magnetic fields may not be too hazardous, but what if someone does have rare earth magnets in their safe deposit box next to mine? I realize the chances are slim, but it is possible that something like that would go into someone safe deposit box for whatever reason. I agree with you that a hard drive is probably the best way to go, I just don't see how to protect it from the idiot in the box next to me.

more than 5 years ago

Independent Dev Reports Over 80% Piracy Rate On DRM-Free Game

quizwedge Re:CORRELATION != CAUSATION (422 comments)

The overhead for the company in keeping track of who paid what and who got paid back what probably wouldn't be worth it... it'd take forever to pay all of the personnel before you could start giving customers money back.

more than 5 years ago

US Financial Quagmire Bringing Out the Scammers

quizwedge Re:*illegal* scammers (272 comments)

I agree that the Golden Parachute Club is ridiculous. And for AIG to take that trip, just shoving it in our faces. I think that the execs that take the bailout money should not get their massive severance or salary. My understanding is that the bill that passed at least attempts to limit that. I won't claim to know what the solution is (I've wondered what would happen if we did just let it all come crashing down), but I certainly am not in favor of setting up a system where you get to keep it if you win and get bailed out if you lose.

more than 5 years ago

US Financial Quagmire Bringing Out the Scammers

quizwedge Re:*illegal* scammers (272 comments)

Don't forget that it wasn't just the mortgage brokers, but the government requiring banks to loan to people who normally wouldn't qualify for a loan and couldn't afford to pay it back.

more than 5 years ago



Backup Data for Safe Deposit Box Storage?

quizwedge quizwedge writes  |  more than 5 years ago

quizwedge (324481) writes "My bank has offered me a great deal on a safe deposit box. One thing I would like to do is have an off-site backup and at first I thought that a safe deposit box would be a great idea for that. My first thought was CDs or DVDs, but I don't look forward to re-burning my data every few years. My second thought was an old 2.5" hard drive in an anti-static bag until I realized that someone could be storing their collection of rare earth magnets in the box next to mine. I have access to a tape drive, but tape would be subject to the same rare earth magnets. Flash memory seems to be unstable for long term storage. I'd need to back up approximately 25-40 GB of storage and would hope that it would last long enough that my grandkids would be able to recover the data (I'm currently under 30). What do you use or recommend for long term off site home storage?"


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