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No matter what you do you will want to backup your data. that should go without saying, but it must be said because it's the most important.

In my opinion long term storage (not connected to a pc) go hard drive. The data should be readable in 10-20-30 years from your fireproof safe. The medium is cheap enough compared to others you could buy two of these 4tb drives before you hit the price of a 2tb SSD. Even if you leave one connected to your pc constantly it should be fine long term if not accessed often.

SSD's are faster and more reliable for everyday use, but when they fail they typically don't give any warning. If you don't BSOD you will have errors reading and saving data then maybe a no boot media found error when restarting or things might work again for awhile until it happens again. In my experience it's very rare, but I have seen it happen and data be unrecoverable. With a hard drive you will have mechanical sounds (clicking, grinding) and greatly reduced performance speeds, but data may be accessed for awhile until it really gets too bad for any normal recovery attempt. In either case at the first time of something odd happening back up your data even if you have to buy a new drive full price same day, it's cheaper then losing everything or paying for an expensive data recovery.

Long term storage of a ssd might be a bad idea as well. Thumb drives need to be plugged in every 5-10 years or you risk losing all the data on them if they completely lose their electrical charge. I have not researched if an ssd could have the same issue, but it might. I won't personally use an SSD for long term storage because it's cost prohibitive to me, but if you go that route you should check that out. To me it makes no sense to spend like $100 a TB for something that will be barely used over 5-10+ years.
1-year warranty.
For those wondering, This is likely not shuckable. USB port is on a proprietary controller PCB for the HDD, there are no SATA ports.

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good deal, had some rewards points with Dell to bring price down further
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good deal, had some rewards points with Dell to bring price down further

haha, me too! i didnt know what to use them on, but $30 points used!
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Will this work as ps4 drive?
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1-year warranty.
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Anyone have this drive and like or dislike it for any reason?

Also a general question, but is ssd better than hdd (longevity wise) for long term storage? Not looking for constant rewrites or anything.
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For those wondering, This is likely not shuckable. USB port is on a proprietary controller PCB for the HDD, there are no SATA ports.
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Will this work as ps4 drive?
yes any USB 3.0 drive will work on ps5 or ps4. but only to play PS4 games... or
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Quote from Rice09 :
Anyone have this drive and like or dislike it for any reason?

Also a general question, but is ssd better than hdd (longevity wise) for long term storage? Not looking for constant rewrites or anything.
No matter what you do you will want to backup your data. that should go without saying, but it must be said because it's the most important.

In my opinion long term storage (not connected to a pc) go hard drive. The data should be readable in 10-20-30 years from your fireproof safe. The medium is cheap enough compared to others you could buy two of these 4tb drives before you hit the price of a 2tb SSD. Even if you leave one connected to your pc constantly it should be fine long term if not accessed often.

SSD's are faster and more reliable for everyday use, but when they fail they typically don't give any warning. If you don't BSOD you will have errors reading and saving data then maybe a no boot media found error when restarting or things might work again for awhile until it happens again. In my experience it's very rare, but I have seen it happen and data be unrecoverable. With a hard drive you will have mechanical sounds (clicking, grinding) and greatly reduced performance speeds, but data may be accessed for awhile until it really gets too bad for any normal recovery attempt. In either case at the first time of something odd happening back up your data even if you have to buy a new drive full price same day, it's cheaper then losing everything or paying for an expensive data recovery.

Long term storage of a ssd might be a bad idea as well. Thumb drives need to be plugged in every 5-10 years or you risk losing all the data on them if they completely lose their electrical charge. I have not researched if an ssd could have the same issue, but it might. I won't personally use an SSD for long term storage because it's cost prohibitive to me, but if you go that route you should check that out. To me it makes no sense to spend like $100 a TB for something that will be barely used over 5-10+ years.
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No matter what you do you will want to backup your data. that should go without saying, but it must be said because it's the most important.

In my opinion long term storage (not connected to a pc) go hard drive. The data should be readable in 10-20-30 years from your fireproof safe. The medium is cheap enough compared to others you could buy two of these 4tb drives before you hit the price of a 2tb SSD. Even if you leave one connected to your pc constantly it should be fine long term if not accessed often.

SSD's are faster and more reliable for everyday use, but when they fail they typically don't give any warning. If you don't BSOD you will have errors reading and saving data then maybe a no boot media found error when restarting or things might work again for awhile until it happens again. In my experience it's very rare, but I have seen it happen and data be unrecoverable. With a hard drive you will have mechanical sounds (clicking, grinding) and greatly reduced performance speeds, but data may be accessed for awhile until it really gets too bad for any normal recovery attempt. In either case at the first time of something odd happening back up your data even if you have to buy a new drive full price same day, it's cheaper then losing everything or paying for an expensive data recovery.

Long term storage of a ssd might be a bad idea as well. Thumb drives need to be plugged in every 5-10 years or you risk losing all the data on them if they completely lose their electrical charge. I have not researched if an ssd could have the same issue, but it might. I won't personally use an SSD for long term storage because it's cost prohibitive to me, but if you go that route you should check that out. To me it makes no sense to spend like $100 a TB for something that will be barely used over 5-10+ years.
Thank you. Make a lot of sense
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The reviews on Amazon for this drive give me some pause, otherwise a great price. I think i'm leaning toward waiting for the 5TB WD Elements to go on sale as its usually only a bit more than this for an extra TB of storage.
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Quote from Rice09 :
Anyone have this drive and like or dislike it for any reason?

Also a general question, but is ssd better than hdd (longevity wise) for long term storage? Not looking for constant rewrites or anything.
My nephew had one. It broke within a year. But I don't know how they treat them. Especially moving the PS4 everywhere.
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I think we should be away of these browser 'extensions'...remember the balance of power has to be there in anything...we the consumers need to be wary of providing more power to the producers/sellers.....if they know too much about us...its not going to end well for us as consumers...this is not some conspiracy theory or showing some one in poor light..just basic rules of any system..u can see that in nature aswell..
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