If you delete a file from a flash drive it does not go to the recycle bin. I just tested! And it's been my experience!Deleting data from any storage device will always go into the recycle bin. You can use a flash drive to back up data. I'm not sure you want to get a 2TB flash drive, they cost over $1500. You're better off just getting an external hard drive.
NAS is good but i need a portable solution! I would like to use a cloud! I tried mega.nz but it has too many problems and is slow!for external backups a NAS is much better... the problem with (all) USB drives is that the data can become corupt if the power drops out; like when you pull them out before they are ready
If you accidently delete something it's not cool!Any externals won't have rec.bin on them so you are good to go.
Why?I use a seagate NAS that I can access from anywhere with browser level internet (the NAS itself says under a desk)
i don't consider external SSD reliable for my backup needs
Very good point! This is the safest way!Slightly off topic, but it is not a bad idea to save your backups off-line, out of reach of malware on your computer, think of what happens if it gets encrypted. I would strongly recommend it.
Just a thought