Windows 10: Solid-state drives lose data if left without power for just a few days

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  1. Pendaws's Avatar
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       12 May 2015 #20

    I wonder if this also true?? for the new NVMe HDDs ?
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  2.    12 May 2015 #21

    And it is only another reason to have SSD reserved for OS and apps, while all other data (including those for apps on SSD) I am keeping on a HDD. And the most important of these are baked up on another, external HDD.

    EDIT: I meant "backed":)

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    All the more reason to have multiple backups.
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  3. MilesAhead's Avatar
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       12 May 2015 #22

    Pendaws said: View Post
    I wonder if this also true?? for the new NVMe HDDs ?
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    The old new thing :)

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  4.    12 May 2015 #23

    Being a "Florida Retiree" for the last 19 years, I guess I qualify as one of the "old farts".

    I have SSD's that are not powered up for a week or more and no data loss.
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  5.    13 May 2015 #24

    Hi there

    Just powered on a laptop haven't used for over 6 months -- it's fitted with a really old corsair 120 GB SSD. Powered on just fine - no data loss whatsoever.

    Note the laptop's battery was totally drained so there is no question here of even a residual bit of power being applied to the SSD.
    If your device is losing data after being powered off then it's for sure 100% DEFECTIVE.

    When it comes to SSD's the Bovine Scatology dept of most magazines /. articles / so called "experts" really goes into colossal mega overdrive mode. !!!

    SSD's can replace conventional Spinners in almost every case without any problems whatsoever. The only two areas still lacking are for mega heavy usage (servers etc at an Enterprise level where high cost enterprise SCSI HDD's are used) and long term archive - here the limited capacity and cost of an SSD don't make it a viable option compared with other archive media.

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