How good is a usb flash drive storage device for holding pictures?
I have always burnt pictures onto cd’s for long term storage, I have heard usb flash drives can suddenly lose all data, any personal experiences with the 4gb flash drive storage devices (or larger) would be welcome, what is the longest you have storaged data, would the pictures (data) remain in good shape
thanks all, up for a vote.
Use optical media, it is just as reliable, and much cheaper.
A USB flash drive (or any solid state memory), is good for shorter term storage or portability.
If you really care about your photos or other collectible files, you may want to consider the 3-2-1 backup program: You keep at least 3 copies, at least on 2 different media types, and keep 1 copy off site.
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