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Thanks Dave, got one on order now, arrives Wednesday!
73 de W5SV - David F. Reed
On Mar 1, 2021, at 00:46, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...
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A disk problem with a bad sector; looking to replace it with an SSD drive, but reliability is my prime concern here.
+ In my view, making your local backup and recovery mechanism reliable should be your first priority.
Agree 100%; working on that and any recommendations are welcome.
@ SSDs are more expensive than rotating drives, but they are also more reliable. In dedicated backup service, however, a failed rotating drive (as you have now) is not fatal because the primary storage (ideally SSD) and the cloud backup service both remain intact, preventing a single-bit failure from causing data loss, Thus I would simply replace your failed rotating drive with one having plenty of capacity.