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Feb 9, 2016
I'm looking at getting a Samsung 850 Pro SSD to use as a storage drive and I was wondering what happens when a sector goes bad with an SSD do you that data.

I understand that when sector goes bad on any HDD or SSD the data is gone but at least with an HDD the sectors don't go bad instantly the way an SSD's would.

I was thinking of backing stuff up as well on a normal HDD that I have that does not have many hours on it at all that way if the SSD fail's out right then I don't loose everything.


Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Dec 15, 2008
For storage, I would get a 850 Evo or something a little slower or made for reads even... (OCZ Trion 100/150). Writes are a bit slower, but if its a storage drive, you aren't writing much once the data lands.

Though SSD reliability is higher than HDDs it seems, I would, and still do, back up to a HDD.


AKA: JrMiyagi
Sep 25, 2015
That's what I do, I have a 850 EVO and my backup is a HDD.

Same...I backup my SSDs to a HDD.

And then backup the backup.

And then backup the backup, backup.

And then backup the backup, backup, backup...

Wait...I think I got carried away! Was about to say "floppy disk". :D



Sep 15, 2015
Pensacola, Fl
To answer you question about bad sectors. Leave 10gigs unnalocated, the ssd will use that free space to deal with this issue.


Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Jun 28, 2012
As mentioned, I would definitely go for something more along the lines of an 850 EVO. Especially since it's just for storage.
Just like any storage media, keep a backup (even a cloud backup works fine, if you prefer), as any drive can die.