In my work, I have to copy data on HDD and need to store it for longer duration say 1 or 2 years.
I had some queries about storing Archival HDD’s.
- When I store HDD’s for a large duration, e.g. 1 year, do the HDD gets damaged ? Does the mechanism in the HDD freeze ?
- How do the dealers store their HDD in this scenario ? Do they also stock HDD for long duration ?
- To avoid the HDD getting damaged, should the HDD’s be stored in AC room or only dustfree room or in wooden cupboards ?
- If we have to store HDD for more than 1 year, what all precautions should we take ? Do we have to connect each & every HDD after fixed time interval to a PC ? how shoud be the checking process ?