I was a relatively early adopter of SSDs. My 2010 MacBook Air has one and knock on wood its still great. I also run a Samsung T5 USB SSD for iphone backups for my wife and I. I also have tons of photos, and I keep them on a 2.5" HDD, two actually for redundancy. I also have tons of other files on a bunch of old drives and computers, which Id like to ultimately get rid of. I see that Samsung now offers the T5 SSD in 1 and 2TB sizes. Im sure I can get 2TB+ in external USD 2.5" form factors, and even bigger in the larger sizes. What Im thinking is that I want an archive disk to pull all my old data together - make a concerted effort; even get my old SCSI drives from 2002 or so going, and pull anything and everything off... Archive all to one point. I suspect 2TB would suffice. Then Im also thinking of just routinely cloning my active laptop drives to SSDs or memory sticks. This way I have a bootable update. Should I go all (USB-C/3.1) SSD? Can I boot to memory sticks on mac? (I believe so). Are there any reliable memory sticks? My experience has been no, they all tend to corrupt or get an issue after a while... At least Sandisk and Kingston (knock on wood with this tiny Samsung one I have currently). Any reason to use HDDs at all? Thinking that if number of writes is not an issue, then the answer is no, because SSDs should be more resilient to the unforeseen and acts of God. Recommendations? Also, any recommendations for a good cloud based backup? Apple would be obvious, but others Im open to as well. I generally trust myself more than giving all my info, photos, etc to someone else, but at least for all the photos, way off-site safekeeping and archiving may be a nice benefit. Thanks!