I’ve bought some SanDisk memory cards for the purpose of backing up & storing my pictures and videos in case my PC’s hard drive fails or the data on it becomes unreadable. The hard drive may not fail for a few years and so i wondering if from time to time i need to insert the memory cards back into the PC for it to energise them or check the files on the cards for imminent failure?
I suspect not, but actually don’t really know for sure and so apologies if it seems like a bit of a dumb question. I would hate to plug the cards back in-in a few years only to find that i didn’t apply standard procedures. Is there a recomended time limit before they should be replaced with copies too?
I’m now thinking of buying a solid state drive too but would only want to turn it on once per year when i do the yearly album and movie backup. Would the same question about memory cards also receive the same answer when applied to SSD’s too?
Many thanks for any help.