Archiving family photos for future generations

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  • Peter Brockhausen
    For distributing copies of 4TB of pictures, buy normal external hard drives. SSDs would be quite expensive, but are an option too. And then, handover the disks and the problem. That's called risk transfer...

    Or, you can rent with your family and friends together online storage space. Then, the problem - readability of data in 30 years, backups, ... - is outsourced to amazon or whatever service you choose.

    Professional solutions, which are used by companies, are by far too expensive.



    --peter
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  • syncrasy
    Thanks, Peter. More or less confirms my thinking. I'll likely invest in a few external drives. Perhaps there will be advances in optical storage (e.g. ultra-super-duper Blu-ray) in the next 10-15 years. If so, perhaps the capacities could get more practical for my needs.
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  • roberte
    Archival prints are the only sure bet. Also worth investing in Peter Krogh's guide on digitising your family archive: http://thedambook.com/dyp/
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