Here in the Forums, we have a user aboard named HARLEY and he’s been presented an interesting - and ultimately persuasive argument to me - about SSDs.
“Smaller is better” is his argument.
And me, I was thinking, “More more more!”
Now, I favor his argument: get two SSDs - identical units, maybe 60Gb. But two identical ones, and not very expensive either, and load up one and then clone it to the second. I can disconnect that Clone Unit then and let it sit ‘cold’ and if my Boot Drive dies, or I suffer from some ransomware attack, FINE. Pop the panel off, disconnect the old SSD and plug in the Clone. Now I’m back up and running.
Er, at whatever level of Cloning I last did, at least.
By having a small, very restricted-size SSD, I’m not tempted to load 'er up with every TV recording that I lazily save to C: Drive instead of correctly storing it on D:.
I won’t be downloading files errantly, slapping them on my Desktop because I’m disorganized - no, I’ll discipline myself to save them to D:\DOWNLOADS or something specific.
That way, I don’t need to re-Clone my boot drive very often. I can do Updates, Virus Scans, etc, and then do weekly/monthly clone-jobs, and re-disconnect my Clone SSD. It’s completely safe and secure that way.
By having Smaller not Larger SSD capacities, I’ve also invested far less money in that “security”, too. All I’ve really traded is More User Discipline. My attention span. A little more effort…
“Oh no! I have to undo the thumbscrew again?!! Argh!! I have to plug and unplug two cables AGAIN?!! WOE IS ME!!” Really, when I think about all this “extra effort”, sheesh - I should probably vacuum out the case anyway!