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post #11 of 31
The 60GB Maxtor in my first XP machine lasted seven years, half of that 24/7, before I retired it with the machine.

I have a couple of dead 750GB dead Seagates and a dead 1.5TB WD Green that have been knocking about for around seven or eight years since they died. I use them for dummy drives to determine spacing for and checking the spacing of completing of SATA power cables. Better to use them than risk breaking the connector on a good HDD.
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post #12 of 31
Still have 5.25" Seagate ST4702N Fast SCSI 613MB hard drive in working order.

Weighs about as much as bag of bricks and sounds like turbocharger getting into proper rpms when powering up. biggrin.gif I have DOS 6.xx installed there with bags of my fav games.
post #13 of 31
The last drive I bought is from 2010. Still running strong.

Im unable to upload a screenshot, so here's a copy/pasta:
Code:
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C
Device Model:     Hitachi HDS721010CLA332
Serial Number:    JP2940HD00WEDC
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000cca 373c066fa
Firmware Version: JP4OA3EA
User Capacity:    1,000,204,886,016 bytes [1.00 TB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate:    7200 rpm
Form Factor:      3.5 inches
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 4
SATA Version is:  SATA 2.6, 3.0 Gb/s
Local Time is:    Sat May 28 00:54:09 2016 CEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000b   090   090   016    Pre-fail  Always       -       66
  2 Throughput_Performance  0x0005   135   135   054    Pre-fail  Offline      -       96
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0007   147   147   024    Pre-fail  Always       -       275 (Average 240)
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       3640
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   005    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000b   100   100   067    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  8 Seek_Time_Performance   0x0005   138   138   020    Pre-fail  Offline      -       31
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0012   099   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       13534
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   060    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       2617
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   097   097   000    Old_age   Always       -       3650
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0012   097   097   000    Old_age   Always       -       3650
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0002   181   181   000    Old_age   Always       -       33 (Min/Max 10/50)
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0022   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0008   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x000a   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0

post #14 of 31
Not allot of hours on it, I guess you would still have plenty of time on that drive.
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post #15 of 31


The drive is almost 10 years old. It is in my computer but rarely used. Should I be worried, failure imminent ?
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post #16 of 31
I've bought my current drives... I don't remember when, haha, but here you go:
WD Black #1 (Click to show)
WD Black #2 (and thus the RAID array was born) (Click to show)

Funny thing is, most of these reboots came while I was overclocking or benching. Usually I average 1.4 reboots weekly under normal operation (including power outs and such).

For the record, I had a ~18-20K hours 40GB Seagate die from my first computer, and several more which are not worth mentioning (two died even before 10K).
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post #17 of 31
One of my oldest that is still in use (I have a bunch of even older, fully working drives, that I'm not using anymore):



Older Seagate, and newer HGST are the best (in my experience) - BUT not the cheapest models, of course...
post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by WillyK View Post

One of my oldest that is still in use (I have a bunch of even older, fully working drives, that I'm not using anymore):



Older Seagate, and newer HGST are the best (in my experience) - BUT not the cheapest models, of course...
547 reallocated sectors(i think your software is showing all values in hex). I would still be looking at backing that drive up.
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post #19 of 31
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547 reallocated sectors. I would still be looking at backing that drive up.

Done already, but I'm going to Nuke it soon anyway smile.gif
post #20 of 31
Its not in my current computer but I have a WD Green that's been going for close to 10 years with regular usage as a media drive.
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