Just one more question that came to mind. What is the best solution when it comes to data archiving? There is a good amount of data I would like to still keep but don’t use/consult anymore so I would like to store it on another, currently unused, drive and keep it in a shelf or something like that. Is that a good approach? What kind of drive is best suited for that kind of data storage HDD? SSD? Brand?
Definitely not SSD. They are not made for long shelve life. The best option would be any mechanical HDD. You can keep them for a long time.
Seagate is used to make archive drives. But otherwise, if you go for Ironwolf drives you also get a free data recovery service included. This is handy.
I hope this helps.