data longevity


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data longevity

(1) The amount of time information is kept in an organization. Data longevity varies depending on the business and legal issues regarding retention. See Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

(2) The amount of time digital data can be read in their existing storage format. See data rot.
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Its optical drive comes with M-Disc technology, which claims to offer great data longevity on supported media.
Holographic storage is essentially analog rather than digital, and data longevity and the desire for writing and then totally erasing the data at low input powers are opposing requirements in high-volume analog media.
Each of these technologies has its strengths and weaknesses, and each, when mapped by expected data longevity, is strongest in only part of the storage spectrum.
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