The Fragility Of Digital Recordings

The Fragility Of Digital Recordings
Innovation

Contrary to popular belief, digital records don't always preserve data for a long time, according to a new study.

Naresh Kumar
  • 4 october 2010

The Daily Record reports that archived digital records of many historical events are fading faster than those stored in analog tapes. A recent study found that many of the earliest radio recordings have already been lost, mostly because digital sound files can be corrupted and the standard storage devices, CDs, only last up to 5 years. On the contrary, recording stored on tapes were found to be more stable and can store data around 150 years longer than digital recordings.

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