I am in need of backing up some photos from all the phones in the family to a safe location.
I am considering buying just a normal HDD, but I think that an SSD is also an option here?
I know that SSD's don't have any moving parts and can survive any falls while HDD's tend to be very sensetive to shocks etc..
I tried to lookup some information on what is safer to use for a backup: HDD or SSD?
But all the information found is old (2011/2012) and most of them talk only about data-recovery from a failed drive, not actual backup purposes. SSD's have advanced pretty much in meantime so I think this is a question worth re-asking on the internet:
Is it safer to use an SSD for backup purposes or use an HDD instead?
I have to admit that the idea of an SSD surviving a rough "ride" is very convincing but I have heard SSD's last only 5 years whilst HDD's last much longer (10+ years before the data starts to degrade)?
Question: What is the difference between HDD and SSD data retention rates when the drive sits unused/unread for 5, 10, 20, 50 years? Does the charge "evaporate" leaving the data unreadable?
Question can now be answered without opinions.