I used to back up files to DVD, but I found that the DVDs really didn't last very long, and were very delicate.
When I upgraded my computer I opted to go DVD drive free.
Now I've been using USB sticks for cold data storage. The price per gigabyte is acceptable for me. But will the data last on there?
Will I be able to plug in my old USB stick in 30 or 40 years to look at my old photos?