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Picture this: An exabyte of cat pix in the space of a sugar cube of DNA


Re: A writeable CD left on window sill

Magnetic media seems to last quite well, even under less than ideal storage conditions.

Eg the games that went with the Spectrum I sold a year or two ago, including the home recorded "backups", loaded quite happily (mid 1980s)

Similarly the QL microdrive cartridges, the Atari 3.5" disks and the IBM PC XT 5 1/4" disks, as well as the 10 meg hard drive (late 80's).

Just stored in cardboard boxes in the (distinctly non temperature controlled) loft.

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