Re: [BCAB] preserving photos recordings etc. Nick.Adamson@generaldynamics.uk.com 20 Nov 2012 09:25 GMT
Hi Graham. For Medium to long term storage I'd stay clear of things like memory sticks and flash cards. They are more susceptible to degradation over time than you would think. I'd recommend an external hard disk. Although they have moving parts most are well designed to be used for long term storage and provide far more flexibility in terms of space than flash based devices. Thanks. Nick. -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Graham Page Sent: Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:10 To: 'BCAB Discussion List' Subject: [BCAB] preserving photos recordings etc. Hi all. What is the best way of backing up important documents such as photos, recordings of family members, etc? I am often asked this question but I'm not really sure of the answer. The solution needs to be relatively simple and straight forward and ideally it should not involve moving parts. The choices as I see it are cds or dvds, sd cards or USB flash disks. Which of these is the most reliable for reasonably long term storage? Are there particular brands I should look for? I know for example that on cheaper CDr disks, the protective covering on the part of the disk you write to can deteriorate over time. I realise buying good quality media helps a lot but I would be interested to know which media is more reliable. Regards Graham Graham Page Mobile: 07753 607980 Fax: 0870 706 2773 Email: email@example.com MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: gabriel_mcbird -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email email@example.com. This email and any files attached are intended for the addressee and may contain information of a confidential nature. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that this email was sent to you in error and you should not disclose, distribute, print, copy or make other use of this email or its attachments. Such actions, in fact, may be unlawful. In compliance with the various Regulations and Acts, General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited reserves the right to monitor (and examine for viruses) all emails and email attachments, both inbound and outbound. Email communications and their attachments may not be secure or error- or virus-free and the company does not accept liability or responsibility for such matters or the consequences thereof. General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, Registered Office: 21 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DY. Registered in England and Wales No: 1911653.