I will say that putting everything, including Windows and the data back from the backup drive(s) is easy. This computer has its' system drive backed up on a USB3 external and a NAS with mirrored drives.
These days with all the Ransomeware out there, anything important needs to be backed up. Not to mention that the backup must be disconnected when not in use, Otherwise a Ransomeware infection will just encrypt the backup too.
Important data goes to one of several small, 2TB, NAS with mirrored NAS qualified drives that is shut down except when moving data to it in my case as well as BluRay media. Less important data goes to USB3 externals that are put on the shelf when not needed.
Since my Data is mostly HD Video to be edited and Rendered and authored before burning it does go to several 2Tb hard drives.
I prefer to backup the Raw unedited Video. And from there to USB3 Externals and onto the shelf.
Also as I understand it when a SSD wears out it just becomes read only.
I monitor my drives SSD and Spinning for health.I use the Intel SSD Toolbox on the SSDs and so far they all after a couple of years of use are showing 100% for Drive Health and 100% for Life left.
When I was working up until last fall I was always replacing failed Hard Drives. It is a fact of life that something with moving parts will fail. Periodically I see messages asking for help with data recovery from failed hard drives here.
I have come to the belief that a Quality SSD will outlast the typical consumer hard Drive. I'm excluding the older 10K and 15K SCSI workstation and server drives as they were much better built. I also exclude SAS drives for the same reason. However the typical consumer does not buy them due to their cost and a perceived lack of value.
I disagree BTW, Quality pays for itself. I set up several servers a year using SAS drives in the past and never had a failure or DOA. They were not cheap or huge capacity. They were just reliable.
Interesting discussion chrisd87, I feel that both our positions are true and valid. Thus it becomes a matter of what the user feels comfortable with.