Do back-ups count as familiar archiving? I am looking for some opinions on re-using hard drives, and this community seems to be more active (and knowledgable!) on harddrives than r/harddrive.
I hope it’s alright to post my question here.
I can get a set of two identical hard drives with a 3TB capacity. The drives have been used for about 3-4 years. They have been spun down (but powered on) for most of that time. Each night they would have been a spun-up to write of about 13gb per week. These are NAS or Server grade drives by Toshiba, bought somewhere in the past four years.
The contents of the drives where 100% encrypted, so I was looking to do a single pass in overwriting them and then buying a second—hand Synology or QNAP NAS to use them (in RAID 1).
Do you think I should be weary of drive failures? I will be backing up two Macbooks. Those macbooks are also already being back-upped to their own two 1TB SSD’s. I might also use the NAS’s other features such as file sharing, plex, etc.