External Storage Formats for Backup Files

By: InfoSecurityLab

There are many different ways how to store backup copies. The safest way from information security awareness viewpoint, of course, is save these copies on external storage devices and put it as far as possible away from your office.

Here are some devices from which you can choose the best for your backup copies!

✗ Floppy Disc

A floppy disc is a data storage device that is composed of a disc of thin, flexible ("floppy") magnetic storage medium encased in a square or rectangular plastic shell. Floppy discs are read and written by a floppy disk drive or FDD.Capacity: 1,44 MB (3?-inch disc), 1.2 MB (5?-inch disc)Problems: There can be saved only low capacity files! To make backups for all files you need hundreds of floppy discs! Sometimes they just broken and all information on them lost!

✗ Zip Disc

Similar to a floppy disc, but slightly larger. Cannot be used in the same slot that is used for floppies, and also higher capacity Zip discs must be used in a drive with at least the same capacity ability. Capacity: 100MB - 750MB

Problems: Discs are inconvenient for use because there are different size of discs and also different size of disc drive! They also not so diffuse as other storage devices!

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