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filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?



Hello folks,

Although this isn't strictly a scanning issue, I suspect other list members
have thought about this as well and adopted solutions.

Basically, I am looking for a long term (20 years+) storage medium to
archive my scans on. I don't have faith in CDR and tapes are also prone to
long term problems so the only solution I can see is a magneto optical disk.
Another problem is that it is all well and good to have a bomb proof medium
but it is no good if no one makes the hardware to read it in a few years
time.

So is there a clear cut winner out there? The two affordable options I am
looking at are either the Iomega Optical drive or the Panasonic DVD-RAM. The
Iomega seems to support a format which has some penetration in the market
but the DVD-RAM looks like it might not have got very far. I am running
NT4.0 by the way.

Any advice on this matter gratfully received!

Mark




 




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