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find a device to read them any more.

Think about how your archiving strategy addresses these four points.

Archiving onto a hard disc has the advantage that it's very convenient
to copy your data onto a new medium.  I just updated a couple of hard
discs from ones using the old IDE/ATA interface to new ones using
SATA.  Plug in the discs, give the COPY with VERIFY command, and go
away for a couple of hours.  You're done.

Copying from the hard disc will be just as convenient when it's time
to upgrade to holographic memory cubes, or whatever the future brings
as a storage technology.  

Don't underestimate the value of convenience. It increases the
likelihood that you will actually perform the maintenance tasks
necessary to maintain your archiving strategy.  For example, it would
be a time-consuming project to copy a set of CDs to new CDs, or to a
hard disc.  The result is that the CD copying project is avoided,
given low priority, and ignored until it's too late.

--oryoki, looking for the easy way

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