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Can I trust an old drive but no use?


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Quote of Milford Cubicle

Putting important butchers in someone else's responsibility? : smiley6:

No problem using the cloud as another backup location (for me, third!) But there is no substitute for a physical backup that you have in two separate copies.

It's not that complicated, nor expensive, an external drive today in very large volumes costs a penny, and you will appreciate every shekel you paid for it when suddenly, without warning, the drive on your computer and with it is filled with important materials.

 

I probably did not explain myself well enough, this is exactly my question: I continue to work with the drive I bought, and want to use both as a backup. Would you trust the second external drive in question as a backup at a discount that has stood unused for several years, or would you rather buy a new one?

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You explained very well and also received an answer accordingly.

No matter a new / old drive, you should have more than one copy of a backup that drives should not be trusted.

In addition, I have recommended that you, as a private case, run the drive every few months to make sure it is still 

His power at his waist.

Better answers than these?  : nixweiss:

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I probably did not explain myself well enough, this is exactly my question: I continue to work with the drive I bought, and want to use both as a backup. Would you trust the second external drive in question as a backup at a discount that has stood unused for several years, or would you rather buy a new one?

It all depends on how important the backup is to you.

The chance of two drives dying at the same time is significantly lower than the chance of only one drive dying, and in most cases it is enough, but the chance is still zero, so if you are really unlucky this is something that still has a statistical opportunity to happen ..

If you keep the winning lottery numbers there then you wouldn't want to lose them very low likelihood either, and you probably would add a third backup, in a completely different physical location (not in the same home, too) in the cloud for example.

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