High temperatures are real data killers ...
Storage media are extremely sensitive - store at a fire-proof and dark place
(As of: 2nd March 2007)
FRANKFURT/M., March 2007. Online banking, e-mail correspondence, digital holiday photos. Nowadays people also live their private lives with data. What is considered by hardly anyone: While paper chars at temperatures slightly below 180 °C, diskettes and other electronic data media are damaged at about 55 °C already. Sensitive storage media even age quickly under the influence of sunlight. Therefore, they should be stored in special data cabinets where they are optimally protected from fire and light. Before buying one, it is, however, recommendable to have a look at the product description: Models carrying the blue ECB"S certification mark of the European Security Systems Association (ESSA) offer the high security standard set out for fire-resistant products in the European Standard EN 1047-1 which was recently revised and up-dated to meet the latest requirements.