Safe storage Tags: Hard Drives Solid State Storage External Hard Drive Product 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 geofelt a c 172 G Storage 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. m 0 l JackNaylorPE a c 115 G Storage January 2, 2012 3:06:08 PM I use these......pop drives in and out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed Safe Storage Forum Safe storage raid Forum Safely remove usb mass storage device Forum All USB mass storage device icons vanish when only one is safely removed? Forum SolvedCan Platform Bottleneck Storage Speed? Forum SolvedData storage duration on Hard Disk Drive Forum Solvedis there a hdd or ssd storage GB limit in a laptop? Forum SolvedRAID 1: Intel Rapid Storage Tech vs. Windows drivers Forum SolvedPC Storage QuestIon Forum SolvedInstalled Windows 7 on C: drive, also have D: drive for storage, but Windows wont boot without D: plugged in Forum SolvedHard drive storage not completely working, Forum SolvedNeed advice on storage upgrade Forum SolvedBest 2TB-3TB HDD for storage. Forum SolvedCloning my old hard drive to a new one and then using it as extra storage. Forum SolvedPicking a storage device Forum SolvedChanging Storage to a new Computer Forum SolvedReplacing main drive with SSD, not sure what to do with old storage Forum SolvedBest Benchmark app for storage Forum SolvedUpgrading Boot Drive from HDD to SSD using HDD as storage Forum SolvedCan I just transfer old storage HDD to new computer as same storage HDD without formating? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !