Stored computer media can be greatly affected by changes in temperature
and humidity. Today's media is more sensitive to these changes. Listed
below are links to some manufacturer's home pages defining the temperature
and humidity tolerances of specific media. Articles helping you understand
these effects on your media are also listed.
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Article - Effects of Humidity on Life Expectancy of Media
Controlling Humidity is Essential for Storing Media - If You Want to
Read It! Great Graphs Showing the Life Expectancy of Media Decreases
with Increases in Temperature and Humidity.
Article - Data Storage: From Digits to Dust
Surprise! Computerized Data Can Decay Before You Know It. More Information
on Life Expectancy of Data.
Media Manufacturer's Environmental Tolerances
The following media manufacturer websites have media temperature and
humidity tolerance information:
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