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Originally Posted by d5aqoep View Post

Why is everyone obsessing with the drive failure. Just buy and use. Monitor SMART stats for a few days and keep an eye for irrecoverable/pending sector count. Keep backup and if worst comes, replace drive under warranty and restore from backup. I hate putting new drive through unnecessary torture tests. Both our bodies and hard drives work awesome under low stress.

Strange advice of the day: Use NAS hard drives even in regular desktops.

Go back and read my previous post, specifically the part about:

"The idea is to try to induce failure during the vendor's return window. If a drive fails and you get it back during that window, you will get a new one in exchange. After that, you have to go to the drive manufacturer to get a replacement and you will most likely receive get a refurb in exchange."

Other than that, you advice is far from the mark. The key is to have backups so, if a drive does fail, get destroyed, or it's data compromised, you have a way to recover it. Depending on a drive to not fail is playing Digital Russian Roulette. Btw, there is no point in monitoring the SMART stats (other than an occasional look). Drives can, and often do, fail without warning.
Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 8/8/17 at 12:14pm
     
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