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I'm looking for a new media drive that will only hold music and large movie files, so speed isn't too important. My biggest concern is longevity with 24/7 spin.

Heard bad things about WD reds and greens, so I'm looking at their SE enterprise drives which have a 5 year warranty. HGST 4TB 7200rpm or 5400rpm are both $150 right now, so those also seem like a good deal. A 3TB WD SE drive is $200, so is that going to be any more reliable than the coolspin drive?
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Redundency or backup is a safer approach to HDD data rather than worrying about life expectancy.

Life expectancy is important to enterprise because it reduces the work of technicians and lowers risks associated with always online systems. If your data center has a few thousand HDDs, do you want to spend your time running around replace a few HDDs weekly? For home use with only a few drives, neither of these are major concerns.

Basically, assume that all HDDs will fail and how do you protect from that?
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That's true. I tend to use two data drives without raid and just replace one when it goes bad. One of my old WD Blues died a couple months ago, so I think I'll grab the HGST 4TB 7200.
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