How long does Flash Data last (if drive is only used once)
April 1, 2011 10:40 AM Subscribe
How long will data stored on a USB Flash drive last, if the drive is put away in storage?
posted by bagadonuts to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have about 60 GB of family photos, video, etc. that I want to back-up long term. I bought a 64GB USB flash drive (this one)
, copied the files, and put the drive into my fire safe. Assuming that I never read/write from the disk, how long can I expect the data to last?
Is there a better (non-online) solution?