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If you leave your SSD without power, you will only loss your data under extreme situations

If you leave your SSD without power, you will only loss your data under extreme situations

May 21, 2015 3:04 am0 comments

The NAND memories included in the current SSD discs – one of the best ways to increase a computers performance – are not free from problems. The SSDs from a few years ago quickly lost their durability with the continuous data writing, in addition to data loss with sudden power outages.

A SSDs information retention capacity decreases to room temperature where they are stored when they don’t receive current. According to Alvin Cox from Seagate, room temperature starts to be a problem at 40ºC, where SSDs may lose information after a week. At a 30ºC room temperature SSDs may lose the information within a year.

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Like everything else, this are indicative figures and even the manufacturers have stated that the temperature where a memory can be degraded is superior. Also, they are number figures for SSDs that have passed surpassed they durability. Modern discs are less likely to lose data. Unless you live in the middle of a desert at 50ºC, you shouldn’t worry about storing a SSD on your shelf at home.

But an SSD, as any other digital data storage mean is not made to store data for decades. Most digital storage devices will start to fail as from 10 years. And SSDs are not any different. If you want to keep your information for eternity, you better get some cloud storage service or make multiple periodical backups.

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