Originally Posted by billbartuska
I stand corrected. Gggle used to say that the drives the used in their server farms failed more offtet if the were on the cool side of their specs.That has since changed.
I remember that Google data. The fact it was based on several years of HDD production with no quality control data as to which production runs were better or worse than others made their resulting heat to life hypothesis dubious at best.
As I remember it, the best temp was about 50c for their drives, but not all HDD are the same, Server drives are way more expensive, so my assumption is they are quite different from our consumer drives. My experience is rather limited with only a couple new drives a year. I rarely have a failure (none is many many years) knock on wood, and I keep mine in the 30-45c range.