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Some of those stats are very impressive, for opposite reasons...

 

Not surprising given the stats above, the original drive in my 2011 Mac mini is still going strong. It identifies itself as a:  TOSHIBA MK5065GSXF 500GB 5400rpm drive. Pretty much constant use.


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Have a WD 1TB HDD running since 2008, still going, never a bad sector.  Starting to feel like that episode of Seinfeld stretching a tank of gas.  I don't actually trust it for anything important anymore, just keep it running out of principle.

 

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10 minutes ago, BrokeLinuxPhile said:

Have a WD 1TB HDD running since 2008, still going, never a bad sector.  Starting to feel like that episode of Seinfeld stretching a tank of gas.  I don't actually trust it for anything important anymore, just keep it running out of principle.

 

 

I have an old Firewire 400 drive I bought from OWC that fits that description as well. I would never trust it for anything, but man that thing has been going forever. Short of opening it up though, I have no way to tell what manufacturers drive is in the enclosure.


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6 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

This is always an informative read. 

 

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q1-2019/

 

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There is barely any statistically relevant information in that table. For meaningful results, you would need to take a large number of drives of each model and run them until something like 50% have failed while each month recording the number failed so far. Or something like that. One or two failures over a short period tells us nothing, especially when we don't know the age distribution of the drives.

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Heat is a big enemy of electronics. Proper cooling changes numbers for the better... good spacing between drives and front/back fans will create an optimal environment for drive longevity.


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Dave

 

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I've got half dozen WDC 500gb Western Digital Caviar Black used for OS testing and audio/video storage. All have been in service for 8-10 years. Never had a failure with a WD drive. All important data gets backed up regularly but never had to use it. Knock Wood.

Main Linux workstation OS is on a 10 year old OCZ VERTEX 60gb SSD, so far so good with that also.  Here's a couple SMART reports.

 

WDC 500gb Black Caviar  25,00+ hours

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OCZ Vertex 60gb

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11 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

I encourage you to read the linked post for further details. 

 

I second that. @mansr they have dealt with your concerns in the article.


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I'm just using server drives that have high GB/month transfer rating, designed for 24/7 server use and have at least 60 months warranty. They also tend to have some extra protections and such.

 

Now I have for example 8 TB Seagate IronWolf Pro. And also some WD Red Pro's. Also from SSD side for example Samsung's Pro-series drives have been pretty good running in mirrored setup.

 


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Figured I would give this a day to be discussed before piling on another layer @mansr has already voiced his technical concerns on (and need not repeat).

 

For my money the fun drive survey is this Russian SSD test.  There is in constant use since new and "In constant use."  

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On 5/2/2019 at 2:50 PM, rando said:

Figured I would give this a day to be discussed before piling on another layer @mansr has already voiced his technical concerns on (and need not repeat).

 

For my money the fun drive survey is this Russian SSD test.  There is in constant use since new and "In constant use."  

Russian!  Never trust anything from them.  They'll hack your entire network and sell the info to the Socialist Revolution Union.  Just ask poor cheated Hillary.  LOL


"The gullibility of audiophiles is what astonishes me the most, even after all these years. How is it possible, how did it ever happen, that they trust fairy-tale purveyors and mystic gurus more than reliable sources of scientific information?"

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