[SOLVED] What is the best external SSD to use for cold storage? (May 2020)

W00dmann

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I've got pictures backed up to thumb drives but I don't trust their longevity so I'd like to buy a reliable, good quality external SSD for cold storage. Recommendations appreciated!
 

hang-the-9

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Samsung is good, you can also use online storage or a standard drive. Probably better than an SSD since those can loose data if not powered on for a while. USB flash drives are probably one of the last reliable ways of storage for reliable backups, they are the floppy disks of our age.
 

hang-the-9

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Samsung is good, you can also use online storage or a standard drive. Probably better than an SSD since those can loose data if not powered on for a while. USB flash drives are probably one of the last reliable ways of storage for reliable backups, they are the floppy disks of our age.
 
I think I would pick either intel or samsung for a ssd device.
They make all their own components and can control quality better.

You can buy a normal 2.5" ssd or 2.5" HDD and use a usb to sata adapter cable to do the copy.
Photos are often irreplaceable.
Use a belt and suspenders approach.
Make copies frequently to different devices. Even perhaps to the cloud.
A HDD also makes sense.
Store them in a different location.
 

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