When will your hard drive fail?

Discussion in 'hardware' started by ronjor, Jun 23, 2015.

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  1. ronjor

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    Wow! Those dismal Seagate Barracuda failure rates seem so horrendous, makes me wonder if true!

    Clearly, if you have a Barracuda, backup it now, and frequently thereafter.
     
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    Yes, I bailed on Barracudas years ago.
     
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    Seem to remember a thread somewhere here recently about this. Read that article but not this one. I have 4 internal Seagate Barracudas and 1 external. All have had a thrashing for years on end. Two have been used in a high stress environment and I was told expect them to last typically 2 or three years. Other than the external they're all over 12 years old. All are just fine. One has recently survived a blown PSU which took out Mobo. Its happily slaved at present on the computer posting this.
     
  5. oliverjia

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    teh largest capacity I have is 2TB, lol
    I own only one HGST 2TB which lasted for more than 5 years now as my main storage drive. All the rest are WD blue/Green and all are well. The only one dead was a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB which only lasted for less than a year of non-continuous use.
     
  6. RJK3

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    Is this just the BackBlaze story again?

    Edit: Looks like it.
     
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