I would like to keep an offsite backup of certain files (various financial docs, my iTunes library, and some photos)--say, 200 gigs total. I've considered storing them online with Crashplan, but the cost of the unlimited plan for multiple computers (mine and SO's) and the bandwidth to push that data out leave me meh. Thinking of getting another HD and keeping it at work. Can I run something by you?
The plan overall is that I would keep the drive at work and bring it home overnight, update changed files and then take it back the next day. I realize that, for one night a week (or month/whatever), all the backups would be in the same location. Currently, all my backups are in the same location 365 days a year, so this is a significant risk mitigation. I'm an employee (with a locking office with locking drawers)--it's not my own business, fwiw.
I have a stack of HDs on my desk that I could use, but they're all platter based, and I'm thinking that if I were to carry a traditional hard drive in my bag and then unthinkingly run for the bus or something, that would be bad. Is that just superstitious thinking? Or should I get an SSD?
On SSDs, do they really need to be in an enclosure? I'm thinking of something like this Crucial model
that comes with a SATA to USB cable. I thought I might just keep it inside an anti-static bag inside a small Pelican case when I take it to work. Is that OK, or should I buy an enclosure and put the enclosure in the Pelican case?
I plan to encrypt the drive.
Has anyone actually done this? Is this just a dumb idea?