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Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?



Tried and tested - archive the films or slides.

Maris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Edmonds" <mmje@mmje.demon.co.uk>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 1:01 PM
Subject: 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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