Reply to post: Re: 500-year half-life? Yep.

Picture this: An exabyte of cat pix in the space of a sugar cube of DNA

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Re: 500-year half-life? Yep.

A half-time of 500 years means that only one half of your data will still be readable in 500 years, only a quarter in 1000 years etc.

You will need a pretty good erasure coding strategy to deal with that.

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