- Apr 28, 2007
I wouldnt be so certain about SSDs, there is a higher risk sure, but given the different types of failure, using multiple methods is a good idea.I'm late to the party, but yeah...SSD and flash drives are a bad idea. Probably the worst media of all mentioned. Even powering it up every so often won't do it.
I've got an OCz Vertex 60GB SSD bought 11 years ago, I stopped using it around 8/9 years ago because it started to develop bad sectors.
Last year I found it and tried to boot it, it worked fine still with the old Windows 7 OS on it from my 2500K days.
Scandisk didnt find any new issues, no more bad sectors either.
Even the crappiest drive lasted 7+ years in a box without issue.
Its now one of my multiple backup drives for personal data I dont want to lose.
Note in my earlier post I suggested using 2 backups of each 3 media types.
Given the chance/types of failure on any of them this has the best chance of having intact data.