vargis14 wrote:What would you do?
NovusBogus wrote:It's not entirely clear if an SSD will maintain data integrity after months/years in cold storage
Chrispy_ wrote:Anecdotal, I know, but just as a USB pen drive can hold data for a decade, I'm pretty sure that the data-retention scares are just FUD. Standard TLC flash in USB drives had been showing us 5+ year data retention for a decade before SSD's were even available.
Chrispy_ wrote:I just mean that I've found 32MB and 64MB usb flash drives from well over a decade ago and they still read/write having held their original data despite having been sat at the bottom of a crate since god knows when....
The sticks I found had Windows 2000 drivers and other related stuff - so I guess they were from 2001-2003 or similar. Perhaps only 11 years old, but still pretty good as far as long-term retention goes.
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