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For data archival pruposes, are high quality SDHC cards (lexar, kingston etc..) as reliable as SSDs?

They are much smaller, and don't have all the onboard electronics that SSDs do.
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My guess would be that SDHCs are more reliable since there are less parts to break?
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Anyone can second this?
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Anyone can second this?
I would second that too. (as a guess as well)

Take a look at this, you might find something:
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4258
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In short, by the time you need to worry about SDHC failure we'll probably have 320GB SDHC cards or the computer industry will start using another type of storage medium. That said, every electronic device ever created can fail. We've had brand new hard drives and brand new SSDs fail in our office after less than a week of use. Bottom line, in most cases we don't believe using an SDHC card is any less safe than any other storage methods.
The big brands like Lexar won't lie about their write cycles right? so many companies listing their flash and ssds as 1 million cycles today..
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For data archiving I would not worry about write cycles. I would worry about how long that data will actually last on that chip.
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For data archiving I would not worry about write cycles. I would worry about how long that data will actually last on that chip.
Is there any difference between the SD cards and SSDs on this matter?
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Is there any difference between the SD cards and SSDs on this matter?
Yes, because it depends on the quality of the chip. Typically the chip in the SSD would be better.

I would still go for hard drive for storage, stored properly that will probably be a much better way to go.

If that fails just have an off site storage for important stuff.
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Yes, because it depends on the quality of the chip. Typically the chip in the SSD would be better.

I would still go for hard drive for storage, stored properly that will probably be a much better way to go.

If that fails just have an off site storage for important stuff.
I stored it on 3 HDDs and 1 DVD. I wanted to see what other formats are avilable.

People have been using SSDs for storage lately, and I'm wondering if the high grade SDHC cards are just as reliable. The expensive lexar ones are one example.
post #10 of 10
I've used a number of normal micro sd cards for small file backup for no less than 2 years. sdhc should be as stable and faster/higher capacity.
While I would worry a bit if the chips are moved around a lot and may be exposed to some sort of magnet field or extreme humidity for a period of time, if they're in any sort of controlled environment, I'd consider them as safe as an ssd. Albeit slower, and less costly.
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