GREAT ADVICE! Does anyone know the best way to add a second level of protection for a USB flash drive stored in a small fireproof safe? Safes specifically designed for media are VERY expensive. It appears another internal insulation layer within the safe would only have to provide an additional 20-30 degree temperature reduction to make flash drive survival more likely....having a close family friend that was a firefighter... Fireproof safes aren't going to help you. While the stuff inside may technically not BURN, it will absolutely still be destroyed because of the heat.
- Use a fireproof money bag?
- Fill a small box with spray foam (center cut-out for drive)
- Wrap drive in some sort of flexible foam?
- Buy something intended for this purpose?
I agree offsite backups are the only reliable and cost-effective way to avoid data loss from a house fire, Even so, adding a little protection for local backups can't hurt. I'm hoping someone has found a solution.