how many ext. harddisk data life Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: April 23, 2010 7:38 PM in Storage Share gonn April 22, 2010 11:04:52 AM I have question: I have a lot of CDROM, around 400 disc, size: 650MB cdr, over 10years Now, If but NEW 3.5" Hard disk, I think 500GB is fine. (Q1) how to real copy that CDROM to HDD ?, .ISO is good format? (Q2) if CDROM in normal can keep/conserve >10years! ........how about Harddisk ? can 100% to conserve > 10years? (Q3) how to check that CDROM disc, now status is 100% good? bar-sector? Any idea please! More about : ext harddisk data life Anonymous a b G Storage April 22, 2010 11:10:30 AM Who can see what we'll be using as media in 10 years' time ? I suspect hard drives will be long gone, replaced by solid state memory. Will optical media still be around ? Well, 30 years after the launch of CD people are still using vinyl so I wouldn't be surprised if CD is still around in 10 years. How long individual writeable CD disks remain usable depends in part how you store them -- somewhere cool, dark and dry would seem sensible. gonn April 22, 2010 11:56:11 AM Here, I used Kodak CDR, kodak say "stable dye layer yields data life of up to 100 years or more? I check that disc, can success read. DIR can show result, file,folder around year 1998 CD Disc label 980105_1104 I think is year 1998 Jan to burn ? Now, any idea if Harddisk only read-write first time, and keep to store-room, over 5-10year reused, 100% good life? Related resources Damaged harddisk : motherboard problem? - Forum How to recover my files from a corrupted harddisk which is not getting detectd i - Forum How to recover data from apple harddisk with windows 7 - Forum How to repair/get data from dropped harddisk . - Forum Recover physical external harddisk - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b G Storage April 22, 2010 7:17:28 PM The point about hard drive is that the data may survive but will there be a computer with an interface for a mechanical hard drive in 10 years ? Look how since the mid eighties we have gone from the original IBM PC AT's disk interface, IBM PS/2 disk interface, IDE now SATA -- with SCSI probably on the way out. You might argue that the same issue applies to CD/DVD drives. Seems that still the best way to future proof documents and pictures would be to print them ! gonn April 23, 2010 6:47:35 AM you mean that "cdrom disc /harddisk" if good to store. >10years is POSSIBLE, after 10 year can READ/WRITE.? but NEW problem is over 10years, that "CDROM Drive , HardDisk" that "data connecting" [IDE/SCSI/SATA2] maybe disContinue suppot? how about "USB" , if backup that Harddisk is Ext.USB Harddisk ? http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/ds_fa_de... please! Anonymous a b G Storage April 23, 2010 7:00:01 AM USB ? That's on its 3rd generation (actually 4th if you count v 1.1) since 1996. Where will USB in 10 years ? Sorry, I think you've asked a question it's impossible to answer adequately. gonn April 23, 2010 8:40:35 AM oops. future standard. I not sure... but I known +5 years, USB is safe to keep data. if Harddisk is no any PHYsical problem. in general, how to keep and store that Ext. Harddisk? first time, read and write, ....but store/sleep to 5years..... .after 5 years, re-connecting it. I think No problem? if find problem, that DATA can recover. right? Chainzsaw a b G Storage April 23, 2010 7:38:50 PM @ gonn if you plan on using a HDD to store files and you plan on storing it for a long time, your best bet would probably be to vacuum seal your HDD. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to recover data from corrupted harddisk Forum Ext Drive Encrypted Files Deny Access Forum ST3160318AS can this hard-disk be regenerated Forum How to retrieve the samba file data from unusable IB NAS 3221? Forum P5W DH Deluxe with many Harddisk -> Booting Problems Forum NAS | Question Regarding Win7 and the Ext 4 File System Forum BIOS reports 0 Mb IDE Harddisk Forum Dvd burned by pc life span Forum Why the cost of RAM & Harddisk are same while the size/capacity of RAM is mu Forum Recovever lost data from a partially re-formatted ext hard drive. Forum Which is The Most Reliable Hard Drive Brand? Forum SSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? Forum [Solved] Need help bringing hd back to life Forum C drive is full without data Forum New harddisk broken? Spin-uptime Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !