External HDD or SSD for backups?

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a_c_skinner Forum Pro • Posts: 10,087
Re: External HDD or SSD for backups?

I think that is good advice.  I'd always assumed a USB drive, if cracked open, revealed a standard SATA drive that could be tried in a new enclosure.  Apparently a lot don't so even if the drive is intact a failed one can be difficult to read.  A USB enclosure plus a standard drive if you don't care to have naked drives lying around.

Backup hardware does not need to be highly reliable because you will have a strategy (bascially several up to date copies stored off line) so a single or even duplicate failure won't affect all your data.

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