The best hard drives??

mazzinia at mazzinia at
Wed Nov 18 18:45:56 CST 2020

In theory. 
In any case it would not be wise to keep an ssd unpowered for various years.

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From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> On Behalf Of Chuck Guzis via cctalk
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Subject: Re: The best hard drives??

Tangential to this, I've long wondered about some things relating to SSDs.  Are there any solid figures on their retention period after years of being unpowered?

The reason I ask is that I've long been in the habit of simply shelving an old hard drive when I upgrade or replace a system.  I've got hard drives that still work that hail back to the days of OS/2 1.1; some larger ones go back to the 1970s.


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