Tag Archives: CD-ROM

News: The Dark Side of Backing Up

By | September 2, 2003

 From the We Should Have Known This Dept comes news that CD-ROMs degrade in months, even at room temperature without sunlight. Dutch magazine PC Active tested data disks from 30 manufacturers that were recorded 20 months ago. Several data CDs developed serious errors, or became virtually unreadable, The Register reports.   It’s perhaps too early to tell, but… Read More »

Column: backing up

By | May 22, 2002

 Loose Wire — Just To Be on The Safe Side By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 30 May 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. A few weeks ago I wrote about how to back up your files in the case of disaster, theft, stupidity or a combination of all three.… Read More »

Column: Panic attack

By | May 3, 2002

Loose Wire: Read This, Then Panic By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 9 May 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   Ever fire up your computer, only to hear weird whirring noises from your hard drive — or nothing at all? Only to then hear another sound, as your stomach… Read More »