Micro SD cards as long term storage

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by bomb_mac, Jan 23, 2009.

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  1. What are the pro's and con's for using micro sd cards as long term storage as opposed to writing to dvd?
  2. It is said dvd's have a shelf life between 5 and 10 yrs.

    micro sd cards have a life in excess of 10 yrs .

    I would think dvd's are more likely to get damaged than sd cards
    and if they have a shelf life of 10 yrs will they still have rom drives that will play them in 10 yrs time. will dvd rom go the same way as floppy drives.
  3. Thanks for that , I was looking for the safest place to store my porn collection.
  5. Yeh thought of that, but I could swallow half a dozen micro sd's before she who should be obeyed would notice.
    And i'm guessing they would be a lot easier to pass.
  6. msr

    msr LE

    Easy and free solution: http://www.truecrypt.org

  7. MSR, your bookmark list must be huge with having a link for every occasaion.
  8. I thank you, it is downloading as I type.
  9. msr

    msr LE

    Well doing an MSc in Information Security Management helps ;)

  10. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Hi MSR, interesting subject

    In a past career i got a couple of organisations (large and very very small) through BS7799 Part 2 so although as you will of course know its moved on to ISO27000 series I still keep my hand in, especially in other management system standards so if you ever need anything related give me a shout (hope that doesnt sound too patronising, its a genuine offer :D )
  11. MSR what do you think of some of the things brought up in 2600 magazine if you have ever read it.
  12. Massive USB stick would obviously be the correct choice here and if it was found you could always claim it was a lost one you found in the street.
  13. I like your thinking