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coppercone2:

--- Quote from: Rick Law on January 14, 2020, 08:02:21 pm ---
--- Quote from: Towger on January 14, 2020, 07:26:55 am ---I backup important work data to DVD once a year.  Why, because they are immune from an EMP.  If an event occurred and a working computer could not be obtained afterwards, then restoring the data would be the least of my worries.  Otherwise, all other backups are currently to hard drives.

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Same here - not for EMP but durability.  I don't know how many times I have dropped my tax folders.  In my tax folder, besides printed stuff, there are scans of documents filed and unused in case I am audited.  I am 99.999% certain that the CD's inside the folder was not harmed by the 2 feet drop.  Whereas, if it had been a hard drive...

SD's and flash would survive the drop just the same, but I have more confidence with CD's in retaining the data.

I would love to see optical discs having TB range storage at the same CD size format, but I am not holding my breath for them.

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good idea to protect the one thing the government does care about after EMP lol

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