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Old April 2nd, 2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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Using SDHC as permanent archive

Now that SDHC are quite cheap are they a viable option to use as an archive - like putting a tape on a shelf?
Are there any potential problems with them losing data, getting corrupted over time if not used etc.? Do they break or break down? Or are they safer than hard drives?
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 04:48 AM   #2
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Good question. They've already proven themselves tough enough to tolerate being dunked in the ocean at several hundred feet. But as for longevity? Is there a way to do an accelerated test as is done with photographic prints?
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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They are still rather expensive compared to other storage options, and limited by their small storage capacity.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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True David, but I tend to work on Digibeta prices, being 15 for a 30 minute tape, I consider that reasonable. And a Transcend card 16gb will give about an hour at 35mb/s and costs 40, so it's not far off and I do think that is acceptable.
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