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Cheapest 2tb hd that is built to last for as long as I live?

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What do you recommend? I read on newegg alot of the reviews talk about failure rates being high on them.
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There is no HDD that will last over 5 years before recommend replacement. The longest lasting drive so far is the SSDs that average about 115 years before recommended replacement, but there wont be a 2TB SSD for at least a few years. That being said ive got harddrives that are over 5 years old and havnt died yet, ive also got drives that have died in a month
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They all have risks. Keep it stable and cool and it will last longer.
    
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External harddrives should last near forever if you don't have them plugged in all the time. You're telling me ext hds aren't built to last?
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
External harddrives should last near forever if you don't have them plugged in all the time. You're telling me ext hds aren't built to last?
Hardly. What would be the point of buying a hard drive if you're afraid to use it? It wouldn't be a good idea to keep old technology for too long since it'll be replaced with something more powerful in the near future. If you really want your data to last a long time on one drive, it'll need to have flash memory.
    
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post #6 of 20
Get a Samsung F4. I've owned 8 of their drives and haven't even had the slightest hiccup.
(4x 750GB's and 1x 400GB that ran almost 24/7 for 2 years and now these 2TB F4's for 5 months) The F4's also have been on sale pretty regularly for $70 or $80.


And no one makes a failure-free drive... that's why you buy two and backup your crap onto the other one.
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post
There is no HDD that will last over 5 years before recommend replacement. The longest lasting drive so far is the SSDs that average about 115 years before recommended replacement, but there wont be a 2TB SSD for at least a few years. That being said ive got harddrives that are over 5 years old and havnt died yet, ive also got drives that have died in a month
This must be from the future.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227516
    
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Also raid1 is your friend.
    
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post #9 of 20
RAID 1.

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post #10 of 20
samsung f4's and the best cheap solution for massive storage, No good for OS drive but great for storage.
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