“If you’ve got an unused computer with solid state storage inside, you might want to back up its data before too long,” Jared Newman reports for PCWorld.
“A new research presentation shows that solid state drives can lose data over time if they aren’t powered on, especially in warmer environments,” Newman reports. “A powered-off drive in 104 degrees Fahrenheit may start seeing data loss after a couple of weeks.”
“The information comes from Seagate’s Alvin Cox, who was part of a presentation to the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC),” Newman reports. “Consider this your routine reminder to back things up—preferably to a mechanical hard drive.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Can’t have enough reminders to back up!