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Research on Another Permanent Data Storage Solution
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2012.9.1.art00005  Published OnlineJanuary 2012

This paper has provided details on the LE of the data on magnetic tape, hard-disc drives, flash memory, and optical discs. For archival purposes, only the M-DISC presently meets the requirement of long-term data retention (more than 100 years). This disc has been rigorously tested, and the results are very positive.The main weakness of the M-DISC is its relatively small capacity. This weakness is being addressed by our current research on a permanent solid-state solution, one whose density will enable a capacity of several terabytes in the format of a solid-state drive. Though it will be much more expensive than an M-DISC, the convenience of having several terabytes in a single, removable form of storage should be very attractive to the archival community.

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Barry M. Lunt, Matthew R. Linford, Robert Davis, "Research on Another Permanent Data Storage Solutionin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2012,  2012,  pp 19 - 22,

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