Digital media changes rapidly. Products that were commonly used a few years ago are now most likely obsolete, and a whole new range of products have taken their place. As well as being faster, cheaper or offering more storage capacity than their predecessors, these new media may also have different tolerances to heat and temperature. [...]
A modern LTO computer backup tape can store up to 2.5TB of data. Because of their nature as a magnetic tape based medium, they are particularly vulnerable to heat and humidity. To protect LTO tapes in the event of a fire, a very high end data safe is required. Here’s how you can be sure your data safe can protect them.
Data safes are fireproof safes designed to protect and store items that are more vulnerable to fire than paper. Paper can tolerate temperatures up to 177° Celsius before charring or combusting. Common electronic data media such as hard drives, CDs and DVDs are far more susceptible to heat and humidity damage, as are other items such as photos or video tape.