I am looking to backup all my important files on an HDD and give it to my brother to keep at his house. I want my backup to be offline. His home is far away enough that a natural disaster would not affect both our homes. I would update the backup yearly when we meet during the holidays. Thoughts?
So, I went shopping for a simple HDD, and reviews are warning me to avoid shingled drives (SMR). When I search for CMR drives, I am recommended NAS drives. Is that the kind of drive I really need for my purpose? I want a drive that will reliably store my data that I will access only once a year. I need about 4GB. What should I be considering?