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Is 30 days about the time it takes to know if you got a good HDD and it won't fail on you prematurel ?

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Is true if a HDD is going to fail cause it's defective it will happen within 30 or is it 90 days ? I thought I read this somewhere and wanted to check here first before making any assumptions. I know plenty have said their HDD has failed within a year but all in all if it's defective and going to fail is it usually in the first 30 days or so ? I know nothing is concrete but I kinda just wanted to get opinions about this subjuect.
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A hard drive can die at any time. There is no wait time.
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You can`t tell, the only and safest option to not lose data is to back-up your data.

If you have 100 HDD, none might fail or X might fail or Y or Z, etc. If you repeat the experiment a (infinite) number of time, the failure rate will tend to a constant. In your case, you cannot make any assumption based on statistic because you only have 1 disk.
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Run a health check on the drive the first day you load it up. If it is defective you'll know pretty quickly.
If the drive fails then it can happen at any point, 2 weeks, or at 360 days. You should see errors though leading up to that point.

Most electronic failures happen from the transit period from Factory to your PC.

For me if a drive passes initial health check and benches at the rated speeds, then I run the drive normally, but do make backups of my important files thumb.gif
I don't personally really worry too much about drive failures though.
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Asking when a hard drive will fail is like asking how long is a piece of string.
here's a really nice article on drive failures, though http://www.extremetech.com/computing/170748-how-long-do-hard-drives-actually-live-for
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