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I have two permanently connected USB drives on my Win2012R2 server: one backs up the operating system and apps for bare-metal restore (that was a Seagate 3TB which failed, now it's a "Fantom" 1.5TB drive) and a WD 5TB drive backs up other family member's desktop/laptops for bare-metal restore (Crashplan only backs up data). The Windows 2012 server & client backup software requires local drives for these functions, so I can't target the QNAP. These USB 3 external drives spin up when they're in use or "touched" by the server and a few times a week, I get health alerts saying they're too hot (the Seagate drive quickly hit 130F+ when under load, the WD drive is more reasonable). I actually have a fan on them and that really helps.

I will say I found that USB 3 drives are more reliable than USB 2 when it comes to not dropping the connection to the computer. That was always a problem with USB 2 and E-SATA. Lots of drive reboots.

The other USB 2 and 3 drives are disconnected and stored and I manually back up my music library a couple of times a year for safekeeping. Twice over the years, when reconnected, the drives were unreadable. They'd spin up but the server gives me the dreaded "The USB device could not be recognized" or "has failed". That's when I started putting more stuff into Crashplan. I also use old bare drives for offsite backup (family recordings, photos, videos) and that's been reliable.
Uwe Baemayr
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Micro Focus

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