I got bored today and hooked up all of my old hard drives to see which ones still work and see which ones bit the dust. I tested 6 so far. All of them turned out to work except for my third oldest drive, an 11 year old 15gb WD drive. When testing I used HDD Temp to check the temps and saw that it calculated work time. Recently hearing that drives have a life expectancy of hard drives is only two to three years, I was kind of curious. My most used drive so far is a ten year old 30GB Western Digital with three and a half years of work time on it. To my amazement, I have a 10gb Seagate drive with only 9 months work time! Still got my old SATA drives and one more IDE drive to test out. Anyone still running old drives? Has anyone hit four or five years? Or more?
1996 tossed it BECAUSE IT WAS TOO LOUD! (I could not hear my self think.)
next oldest is a 2GB Western digital ATA from 1995 from a old 486 or 386? computer
has windows 3.1 on it
another one is a Quantum Fireball 10GBor 15GB . still works perfect
I have some Maxtors that have 60,000+(4 drives as it's a raid-0) hours power on time
Edited by punker - 3/16/11 at 6:38am