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Thread: Interesting read on SSD's.....don't use them for storing data...

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    Interesting read on SSD's.....don't use them for storing data...


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    I guess in case you are raided by the FBI you could just throw your SSD in a 450 degree over for 5 min. You use to have to use powerful elector magnets to wipe your drives. But I would never use a SSD as a removed storage device, they still cost way more than a platter drive.
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    I have 10 HDD's next to my desk right now that I totally forgot what was on them....Going to see if I can even connect them or take the hammer to them (don't have any magnets around)
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    How big are they? Sell them on ebay Also if you do smash them send me there voice coil magnets. ;D

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    6 of em are IDE...so they will get the hammer.

    The SATA drives are 120 to 640gb...if I remember right the 640gb is corrupted, as I originally grabbed it for my machine. I still have another in my comp now. They were my father in-laws...after he seized up his machines with smoke the drives still worked. He used to run a warez site with my brother-in-law, the progs were so outdated I deleted them.

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    Some more detailed analysis from AnandTech, which suggests the original news media story was not exactly accurate, and perhaps a little of the usual click bait fear mongering. But yeah, unpowered SSD as a long term storage solution is a bad idea. If data needs to be archived in a permanent fashion, HDD or archival optical media, in conjunction with some form of off site, if not cloud, storage is a must.
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