This document provides a list of external resources as well as detailed information regarding the storage and handling for magnetic and optical media storage formats including:

  • Floppy disks
  • Internal hard disks
  • External hard disks
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD
  • Blue-Ray
  • Flash drives
  • Solid state disk drives
  • Memory cards

Preferred citation:

Lassere, Monique. (2020, June 26). University of Arizona Guidelines for Storing and Handling Removable Media. Software Preservation Network.