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Are flash drives good for archiving?
« on: May 18, 2012, 04:56:45 PM »
I'm trying to arrange and store old photos etc... An 8GB flash drive can hold a lot of my photos. Are they considered safe for archiving?
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Re: Are flash drives good for archiving?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 11:55:50 PM »
nothing is safe without more than one copy ;)  for pictures I like to have them online somewhere as a "backup to my backups".

that said I've never had a flash drive go bad but like anything they can.
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Re: Are flash drives good for archiving?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 01:29:59 AM »
Probably the biggest danger with flash drives is losing them (they are so small).  I would definitely make another copy as well. 
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