Study: A Look At Hard Drive Reliability

Discussion in 'hardware' started by wearetheborg, Aug 20, 2010.

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  1. wearetheborg

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    Surprising to see Hitachi take such a commanding lead.
    They seem to have a decent market share in the US...but I suppose it's larger overseas.

    Hitachi bought out IBMs hard drive division.
    Those in the IT field quite a few years ago may remember the IBM "Deskstar" fiacso...where some of their 40/60/80 gig models have very high overheat and die issues (I think mostly 40 gig models). Earning them the nickname "Deathstars". I remember the disposal garbage can in our service department piling up high with dead ones.
     
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    Hitachi has made reliable drives for decades.
     
  4. linuxforall

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    Not surprising, I have two 8 year old IBMs still running here, one IDE 7200 and one SCSI.
     
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    What would be the life expectancy of the new SSDs? No moving parts, therefore only obsolescence.
     
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    Ah yes, the old 75GXP and 60GXP drives. The 75GXP had 5 platters and they claimed they were failing because of heat, but then came the 60GXP which I think only had 2 platters. And they still sucked. I bought 2 of them and they both failed. I still have the Hitachi RMA replacements for them and I think they still work, though I am not using them. Too bad, IBM was my brand of choice before that.

    I've been running Western Digital lately, and they have held up well.
     
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    Intesresting read :D
     
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