Building a system where data protection against damage/loss is the crucial aspect. That being said, the budget is unfortunately very limited.
Space needed - minimal. 128GB SSD is not going to be filled over a hundred years in what the system will be used for.
Speed - completely irrelevant.
That being said, need to choose whether to RAID1 with a couple SSD's or go for a couple regular HDD's. Assume the price is the same.
Interested in hearing some feedback from those who experienced lightning damage and had BOTH - SSD and HDD in the machine. OR has at least heard about such an occurrence. So far managed to find only a couple online posts matching this criteria, and in both cases SDD's got fried while HDD's were completely fine. In one of those cases HDD's were in RAID5 so the evidence is even more compelling. Still, hardly a statistical proof, this.
There will of course be UPS for both power and ethernet, but assume there may be something accidentally connected to both - an unprotected wall socked *and* the PC.
I am leaning towards SSD (thinking Samsung EVO 750), but the two stories that I found seem to suggest that SSD's might be a but more vulnerable to suffer from power surge. I completely understand that it is impossible to predict anything when it comes to lightning, but it would not be vise to discredit statistics from actual events.
ANY info you could share will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.