Safe storage Tags: Hard Drives Solid State Storage External Hard Drive Last response: January 2, 2012 3:06 PM in Storage Share Langjan January 2, 2012 1:52:48 PM Hello, I am shopping for an external hard drive or solid state storage device, approx. 100-300 GB to keep my photographs and backups. Although more expensive, I believe that solid state drives could be more secure because they do not have moving parts? More about : safe storage | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove geofelt January 2, 2012 2:55:30 PM I use this rosewill enclosure with a hard drive for backups: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20. It is reasonably fast with usb3.0 and has an on/off switch. I leave it connect, but off until I want to do a backup. You can put any 3.5" drive in it that you want. Hard drives will have a return rate of about 2%, and I expect most failures will happen upon first usage. Here is a link to some statistics: http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-6/components-ret... SSD's seem to fare better, particularly for Intel which is <1% http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-7/components-ret... But, be prepared to pay $1.50-$2 per gb for one. External 2.5" enclosures are not expensive, but are usually usb2.0 attached. Or, you could look for an external raid capable enclosure. The concurrent failure of two raid-1 hard drives is really very small. Lastly, every once in a while, I will copy my photos to a dvd and store it in a safe deposit box. | Report abuse JackNaylorPE January 2, 2012 3:06:08 PM I use these......pop drives in and out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Safe storage> Related ressources: ForumSafe storage raid ForumSafely remove usb mass storage device ForumConstructive use for excess storage . ForumUSB drive vs External drive Data Retention - Permanent storage ForumWhat to buy for 2TB external storage / backup ? ForumIs it safe for me to only use a SSD for my computer? ForumI Need Storage Setup Help! [PLEASE] ForumFor external storage , is using an enclosure more reliable than prefab? ForumATA storage ? ForumLooking for an external storage solution ForumWould I be safe to overclock with this setup? ForumIDE to ACHI can't find Registry Entry OCZ Vertex 4 ForumPurchased new SSD, installing today and want to use old HD for storage ForumQuestion on storage Forumshows a usb mass storage device when there is none? ForumBoot Drive/Storage drive - help ForumSamsung 830 OS drive + Raptor Mirror Setup Help needed ForumOs - raid 1 with two 250GB hard drives storage - RAID 5 with eight 250GB drives ForumNeed good networked storage/backup solution. Pogoplug series 4??? ForumSafe storage raid More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !