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Many thanks, Britt.
Wonderful information that is greatly appreciated!

The SSD ones /are/ quite pricey, and if there is a lower price point 
option for my needs, then that's great!

Cheers and stay safe,
Linda
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On 3/25/20 2:30 PM, Griswold, Britt (GSFC-279.0)[LUSA Associates] wrote:
>
> The hard drives are hermetically sealed, so the only issues are wear 
> and tear and humidity.  SSD solves both those issue at a higher price 
> point.  If you keep the original anti-static bag a internal drive 
> comes in, put it in a ziplock and throw in a silica gel pack and then 
> put it in a cool dry place, the downside of the internal drives 
> disappear and you keep the lower price point.
>
> Read the section on SSD vs HDD Lifespan on this page.
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.stellarinfo.co.in_kb_ssd-2Dvs-2Dhdd.php&d=DwIDaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=AGYZ7-AeerjxzYnIwL-lBLFI3SPYN3BDmku4qGQB4Tg&m=8hYLOurYS4wxddFz-kPIiudBQ7DScp5k6QDiW6nSBtM&s=OaB-xz6FY7gLPFrYEHEdRW5GjaSD7T2NKnAGjByU-bM&e=  
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>
> This seems to be several years old, so some pricing comparisons may be 
> wrong. They also assume you are actively using the drives, but there 
> are some useful concepts here. Bottom line from this article: Experts 
> believe the SSD drives will last longer than hard drives.
>
> But in your situation, with a plastic bag and silica gel, I think it 
> may not be the case. If you cannot ensure the storage conditions, long 
> term the SSD might be better…
>
> Britt
>
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> *Date: *Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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> *Subject: *Re: [SCIART] [EXTERNAL] [SCIART] External Hard Drives for Mac
>
> Ohhhhhh, wow.. Thank you very much! Very clever idea.  I would not 
> have thought of that.
>
> The fellow at B&H that I spoke to, also recommended LaCie, and 
> G-Technology.  I have a G-Technology and a WD from years ago, they are 
> still going (so far).
>
> Do you think the SSDs have greater longevity? less moving parts?
>
> I have diskcatalogmaker! bought some while ago. I really has saved 
> time in searching files.  Thanks for the reminder. I am so eager to 
> clear out the archives, that I'm like a badger digging through them. 
> Thanks for the reminder that I should keep up with the catalog as part 
> of the archiving!
>
> Thank you very much,
> Linda
>
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>
> On 3/25/20 1:23 PM, Griswold, Britt (GSFC-279.0)[LUSA Associates] wrote:
>
>     Linda,
>
>     I have been very happy with the LaCie portable drives, but if you
>     are just planning to use it as offline long term backup, you might
>     want to get a box that you can just plug bare internal drives into
>     and then pull them out and wrap them in a proper storage bag with
>     silica crystals for long term storage.
>
>     https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.amazon.com_Docking-2DTccmebius-2DTCC-2DS867-2DUS-2DExternal-2DEnclosure_dp_B07MVBQ6QX_&d=DwIDaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=AGYZ7-AeerjxzYnIwL-lBLFI3SPYN3BDmku4qGQB4Tg&m=8hYLOurYS4wxddFz-kPIiudBQ7DScp5k6QDiW6nSBtM&s=JJ9lazpgWKotg-QkpXxYxh8nMBAFHVUrleMAIjYM-j8&e= 
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>
>     I would accept a Western Digital or a Seagate internal hard drive
>     without much worry (2 & 3 Terabyte drives are $50-$100),
>     especially if it will get limited use.  I think that proper
>     storage conditions will be more important.
>
>     You will want a library/archiving software so you can search for
>     material while the disks are offline. I have used
>
>     https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__diskcatalogmaker.com&d=DwIDaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=AGYZ7-AeerjxzYnIwL-lBLFI3SPYN3BDmku4qGQB4Tg&m=8hYLOurYS4wxddFz-kPIiudBQ7DScp5k6QDiW6nSBtM&s=k696YnZ7TaxBAzrAIfYkxbNN74SZEZz4igNLvQrVn3g&e= 
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>     The older version was free, but the new supported version is $40,
>     well worth it if you plan to keep a lot of old work offline. You
>     might also be able to you the Adobe Bridge software, but like all
>     adobe software it seems bloated compared to Diskcatalogmaker…
>
>     So you might have a total solution for less than $150.
>
>     Britt
>
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>     *Subject: *[EXTERNAL] [SCIART] External Hard Drives for Mac
>
>     Hi there,
>
>     I am doing a Studio Purge of old client paper documents and design
>     documents (goin' way way back). I can pour my excess energy into
>     something quite productive :)
>
>     I am looking to purchase another external hard drive  (I have
>     several over the years).  I am looking for a BRAND and type that
>     has a reputation for reliable shelf-life.  I am going to dump my
>     files onto it, and not use it. I won't use it for Time Machine. 
>     This one will simply go into storage on a shelf.  I'm not
>     interested in high transfer speed or the latest cords, I really
>     want longevity.   I'm not sure capacity is a factor, I don't need
>     massive storage for this one.
>
>     In the past, I have purchased OWC Mercury Elite Pros,
>     GlyphTechnologies Blackbox Pro, and others. I've only had a Maxtor
>     give out on me.
>     Can you please pass on any recommendations?
>
>     Many thanks
>     Linda
>
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