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Just a failed component. It could have been caused by something like a tin whisker or just general defect. Either way nothing you can do .

http://nepp.nasa.gov/whisker/

Growth Rate: Growth rates from 0.03 to 9 mm/yr have been reported. Growth is highly variable and is likely to be determined by a complex relationship of factors including plating chemistry, plating thickness, substrate materials, grain structure and environmental storage conditions.
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Just a failed component. It could have been caused by something like a tin whisker or just general defect. Either way nothing you can do .

http://nepp.nasa.gov/whisker/

Growth Rate: Growth rates from 0.03 to 9 mm/yr have been reported. Growth is highly variable and is likely to be determined by a complex relationship of factors including plating chemistry, plating thickness, substrate materials, grain structure and environmental storage conditions.
I don't know man, that sounds like SCP stuff to me. The drive that failed was dated 13074, which doesn't leave much time for tin whisker growth; not even a little bit of stubble. It sounds like given the microscopy, only a few weeks could ruin the drive. It's moot to me; the A-RMA's have been approved. HDD's are just going to require more frequent SMART and other health tracking diagnostics.
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The date code on that drive was 2012-08-20. That is enough time for a whisker. Either way, it is impossible to truly know. Best practice is just to back up.
 
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