Migrating PDFs from my USB to my new SSD

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Mar 14, 2022 Mar 14, 2022

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I recently made a decision to buy a 2TB Samsung T7 in order to get actual long-term storage. I attempted to do so with two 1TB USB drives that I got over the course of 2 years before they each reached a certain limit, like 7-10% of their memory space, where I started experiencing some kind of error message, like a multi-volume error set message, a message that tells me that I can't open any new PDFs that I download, or some error message relating to corrupted files.

Needless to say, I eventually found out that my problems were most likely because I was attempting to use a USB for long-term storage in both cases, and ones that weren't exactly from reputable brands either, when I should've been going for an SSD all along, since that type of hardware is far more suited for long-term storage.

Regardless, I now have a 2TB Samsung SSD but I'm wondering if I should migrate my files from one of my USBs to my SSD. I'm trying to see if I can move my files to a hardware more suited for long-term storage, but I wonder if that will cause my new SSD to start getting error messages. I know it's most likely due to USBs being unsuited for long-term storage but I can't help but wonder if the problems I have on my USB will move towards my new SSD and ruin it if I decide to move them there. Though, at the same time, I'm not quite sure I want to take the time to download everything again, but this time onto my SSD.

For more info, this was my previous problem:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_11-files/recurring-usb-errors/a3a25450-f37...

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Crash or freeze , General troubleshooting , View PDF , Windows

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