Hybrid Systems–Data Storage Costs

Commission on Preservation and Access

A Hybrid Systems Approach to Preservation of Printed Materials

Appendix C
Data Storage Costs* (media only)

                      Cost per megabyte (in U.S. dollars)

            non-removable hard disc         $15.00

            removable hard disc             $ 6.00

            CD-ROM*              $ 2.27

            magnetic tape                   $ 0.30

            microfilm                       $ 0.10

            optical disc                    $ 0.08

            paper                           $ 0.07

            8mm video tape                  $ 0.006

            optical tape                    $ 0.005