People keep telling us HDDs are history, I say they are wrong.
Ever since HDDs reached 1Tb in size, I moved over to SSDs and using large harddrives as offline storage, because that is what they should be used for. With exception of datacenters and so on. But for the home user, SSDs are great, and you do not need larger than 120Gb and then you just add a 1Tb standard drive to that. Then for offline storage, these larger HDDs are great.
And because you do not use them that much, besides the time in the “docking station”, they will last a lot longer, is a safe storage, and you have access to all your stuff at once (depending on what drives for the moment are mounted). To bad they stupid laptop, tablet makers do not understand, what we, the public want is a smaller primary boot media, like M.2 or mSATA and then use the 2.5 space for standard harddrive or SSD. Same thing with eMMC, it is good, but WHY could they not have put this in a socket, so you could upgrade it or change it when it reaches “end of life”.
Old harddrive are slow, but that is the point, the provide space, SSDs do not, and they will not come down in price.
I wonder how secure this drive is, keeping data over time on the HDD even if it is offline and just being stored somewhere.
P.S. Of course the important data should be burned on to media as well, and kept on several places (offline) to make sure it does not get lost. Less important data, store on harddrive.