First consider flash memory in archiving. At the 2013 Flash Memory Summit Jason Taylor from Facebook, in a keynote talk, presented the idea of using really bad low endurance flash memory for a cold storage archive. According to Marty Czekalski of Seagate at the MSST conference flash writing is best done at elevated temperatures while data retention and data disturb favor storage at lower temperatures. The JEDEC JESD218A endurance specification states that if flash power off temperature is at 25 degrees C then retention is 101 weeks—that isn't quite 2 years. So it appears conventional flash memory may not have good media archive life and should only be used for storing transitory data.