External HDD or SSD for backups?

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PHXAZCRAIG
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Re: External HDD or SSD for backups?

My experience with external backup drives has been dismal, with many failing soon after the warranty expired.  By many, I mean 3-4 over 6 or 7 years.

One would think that (modern) SSD drives would be more reliable, though I'm not sure what happens if no power is applied for a year or two.  However, I just experienced my third (internal)  SSD failure in the past 4 years.  The early models seem not to be as good as hoped.

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