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 180 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 125 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 you use RAM as storage? Forum SolvedWill a storage HD from a Win 7 pc show the files if plugged into a Win 8 pc? Forum SolvedBest download storage Forum SolvedHow to change where my storage goes to? Forum SolvedBEST STORAGE OPTIONS HELP (need advice) Forum SolvedThere thould be more storage on my SSD than it says Forum SolvedWD Caviar Green Storage For Gaming Forum SolvedPutting games etc on secondary storage. SSD for OS Forum SolvedInsufficient storage error when upgrading to android kitkat 4.4.2 Forum SolvedQuestion about Nvidia ShadowPlay storage options Forum SolvedUsing my windows installed HDD as a storage for my future SSD Forum SolvedOnline storage advice Forum SolvedStorage space question Forum SolvedComputer Booting slower I think Intel Rapid Storage is not working with my SSD Forum Solvedhelp with config... raid for os and single disk for storage... Forum SolvedCPU and GPU SAFE TEMPS? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !