[Coco] Sigh of relief, refresh your floppies!
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Mar 26 21:25:25 EDT 2010
On Friday 26 March 2010, Stephen H. Fischer wrote:
>Years to unreadability = what?
Depends on the media's chemistry. I've even had commercial cd's go away in
a year sitting in the case it came in, and I never figure on a home burnt
dvd lasting more than a year. There is a definite advantage of the +rw or
the -rw and I can never recall which, so I have some of both, and important
stuff I burn 2 copies of, one on each chemistry. Sort of like extra
screws, some nails and glue for a joint in wood. ;-)
In short, if you really want it, burn a copy on both chemistry's. One or
the other should be good a couple of years down the log.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bruce W. Calkins" <brucewcalkins at charter.net>
>To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 2:24 PM
>Subject: Re: [Coco] Sigh of relief, refresh your floppies!
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Stephen H. Fischer"
>>> I just got done reading ~ 200 floppies using OS9 and Retrieve, only one
>>> had a problem. They were written ~ 2001 when I made 3.5" copies of all
>>> 5-1/4" disks. A very good move. Now to burn them to CD where they will
>>> be safe.
>> As long as you understand that CDs and DVDs are not permanent either.
>> Bruce W.
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