Anthony N Well-known member Joined Jun 13, 2012 Posts 619 Location Michigan, USA Sep 14, 2012 #1 I'm on the hunt to find a solution to rid of my "always-on" backup drive. I've considered SSDs but the bigger question is do they stand powering on and off constantly. I'm also looking at newer hard drives, however I feel like there will be that one time when I click it on and that's it... just a click and notta. Point is I am trying to reduce power usage, but maximize my product life and backup reliability. I know I'll be using an AC powered, Air Cooled external enclosure. Now its just a matter of SSD or Hard drive. Existing system consists of a 1TB WD Green that has about 1.1 years on it. Now its time for something a little greener and managed better. I know I will build an enclosure that's just for the system images. but now I need input on the data side to replace my aging system.