The best media to archive important data?
Flash drives and SD Cards have withstood teething puppies and trips through the wash, but no one expects them to last for more than about 10 years. They support a limited number of writes and connections, depending on the type of memory they use. One of the new ruggedized flash drives, however, could be a good -- albeit somewhat expensive -- archiving option for both photos and documents; a package of 100 4.7GB DVD-Rs costs less than a single 4GB flash drive.
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