I wanted to know what other people use for short term and long term data preservation. Currently I'm using CD-R's Made of gold for my photo albums that should last ~300 but are too small to back up everything important.
I was looking into getting a LTO-2 or 3 tape drive to back up all my data, drives are cheap and reliable and I can get 400GB tapes for $2 each. They have plans for LTO 5,6,7... with tape data sizes doubling each generation so it would be easy to migrate from one gen to the other. They can last up to 40 years.
Currently I'm using a 4 2TB HDDs for monthly back up but I don't trust then for long term.
So what do you use?