External HDD or SSD for backups?

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Re: External HDD or SSD for backups?

Austinian wrote:

Justme wrote:

I am looking at Seagate SSD and HDD for backups in the 2TB range. SSD costs double but is it more reliable?

What brand of external HDD do you recommend as reliable?

I don't recommend "external" HDDs at all based on what I often see in PC Talk.

What I recommend is a USB dock that accepts standard desktop SATA HDDs. That way any failure of the USB hardware won't affect your existing backups; the dock is easily and cheaply replaced, and you can back up multiple HDDs in rotation and have most of your backup HDDs safely off-line.

I like this docking station because it has a cover.

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-Lay-Flat-Docking-EC-DFLT/dp/B00LS5NFQ2/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2XKX0C2CVXUJK&dchild=1&keywords=usb+sata+dock&qid=1596900244&s=pc&sprefix=usb+sata+dock%2Celectronics%2C208&sr=1-4

Internal 3.5" drives have more capacity than 2.5" laptop drives. Are they more reliable?

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