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    Quote Originally Posted by Stehle View Post
    Thanks for that lesser known fact... I'm evolving and learning.
    Learning only ends when your life does!
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    A man can only try or try not.
    Then that wrinkly green alien from Star Wars was wrong
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    If the terrorists are looking for a target, the Cannes Film Festival is on right on.
    The original plan was to bomb the Oscars, but that would be whatever the opposite of terrorism is.
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    One lesser known fact about SSD durability is that their data decays if they don't receive power for long enough, making them unreliable for backups or archiving.

    As for me, I have tried to minimize the amount of new files that get in, and maybe one day I'll sort everything that's already there...
    Interesting. I didn't know that.

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    Then this was my most successful good deed of the day ever
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Okay, just a quick update...

    I have a few SSD's (OS, main downloads and an extra.) attached and inside the PC I use daily (nightly... whatever), they have power. You got me thinking about all the clone, backups and archival mess that I had with an USB dust case and connection for each and all. Then I purchased a 7-Port USB 3.1 bar than I can periodically turn on each of the drives for a power exercise to stimulate those little electrons in them to lessen any decay.

    What do you think anon?

    (I believe you definitely know more about SSD's than most folks and as a matter of course (although it was I believe to be two years ago), much was also discussed on reddit about what you mentioned.)
    Last edited by Stehle; 05-21-2024 at 02:23 AM. Reason: I'm trying not to over think this, but probably failed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stehle View Post
    Okay, just a quick update...

    I have a few SSD's..
    Sorry to hear that. You probably should use protection and stop frequenting whores.
    Respect my lack of authority.

  8. Lounge   -   #7448
    Quote Originally Posted by Stehle View Post
    What do you think anon?
    Depending on how long they have been unpowered for, it's hardly a bad idea to do a full read of all sectors from beginning to end and check the SMART attributes just to be sure everything's fine. After that, turning on once a month should be more than enough. For USB disk enclosures you'll want to run this as administrator and reboot. Otherwise, the port won't be powered off when ejecting the drive, buffered data may not be written, and the Unsafe Shutdowns count will increase.

    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\usbhub\hubg" /v "DisableOnSoftRemove" /t REG_DWORD /d 0x1 /f
    While not strictly related, this is my optimization checklist for SSDs that are regularly powered and used.

    Spoiler: Show

    Whew! It's a lot of babysitting, but the speeds are worth it, and since many new laptops don't even have a SATA slot for an HDD you may not have a choice anyway.
    Last edited by anon; 05-21-2024 at 11:49 PM.
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    You probably should use protection
    "Of course. I had my 9mm automatic."
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Thank YOU! Your the best! Got it all copied!

    (I forgot to mention the USB bar has on / off mechanical switches for each of the 7 ports.... best of all Win 10 recognizes each and can do the "Eject" safely thingy if needed!)
    Last edited by Stehle; 05-22-2024 at 02:44 AM. Reason: Awesome, now I can rest easy... or as Idol mentioned... find another fine lady of the evening...
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