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Zip Drive Data Stability
JDowden Nov-24-00 11:42 AM
Does anyone have any information / experience of the long-term stability of data on Zip disks?
If I store data on a zip drive, and store it sensibly (like not on top of the monitor or next to the washing machine) can I expect my data to be retrieveable in 1, 2, 5 years time...

1. RE: Zip Drive Data Stability
lbyard Nov-24-00 05:32 PM
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LAST EDITED ON Nov-24-00 AT 05:35 PM (GMT)

I don't know about 5 years, but I have some zips that are ok and were made more than 2 years ago. I would guess that they will still be ok for three more years as I have floppy disks that were made 10 or more years ago that are still OK. Of course, the slightest magnetic field can wipe them out. Larry


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