What’s The Most Durable Way To Store Information?
1. Engrave it on a piece of platinum.
2. Bury the platinum in the desert
Popular Science, December 2013
Apparently, the most durable way to preserve information is to engrave it on platinum and then to bury it in the desert. I haven’t tried this approach, and until I decide to do so, I am planning to continue to rely on the M-Disc. For more details on storing files on the M-Disc see Step-By-Step Guide to a Permanent Digital StoryBook Backup.