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lololol Cost 8200$ for a HDD, shipping is still 6.58 gotta love newegg, they are the champs at nickel and diming
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post #12 of 20
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Such expensive drive and comes in a plain and brown box.
    
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post #13 of 20
I can't wait till i can afford SSD, HDD scare the crep out of me tbh.
In my experience I've had a couple SATA drives die, while my 10+ year old IDE drives are still able to run just fine.
I don't understand that
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Thogar View Post
I can't wait till i can afford SSD, HDD scare the crep out of me tbh.
In my experience I've had a couple SATA drives die, while my 10+ year old IDE drives are still able to run just fine.
I don't understand that
SO your saving up 8200 dollars?
post #15 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
No... SSDs are rated for 5-10 years.

MTBF is NOT life expectancy.
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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
What do you recommend? I read on newegg alot of the reviews talk about failure rates being high on them.
But you haven't told us when you're going to die! How are we supposed to find the right hard drive without knowing how long you have left to live?

In truth you can pick a drive at random and it is likely to be replaced due to getting full long before it would ever wear out. Though as with anything physical, physics rears its ugly head, and failures can and do (rarely) happen. If you want a drive that NEVER fails, then you're going to have to buy one from God.
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
No... SSDs are rated for 5-10 years.

MTBF is NOT life expectancy.
This. MTBF is probably the least understood stat around. Mainly because of the way it's marketted.

But I wouldn't even go as far as the 5-10 years - until you get warranties of that length I wouldn't expect drives to routinely last longer than that. There are WAY too many reports of drives randomly failing to assume they are any more reliable than mechanical disks.

No moving parts doesn't mean no parts that can fail.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
This. MTBF is probably the least understood stat around. Mainly because of the way it's marketted.

But I wouldn't even go as far as the 5-10 years - until you get warranties of that length I wouldn't expect drives to routinely last longer than that. There are WAY too many reports of drives randomly failing to assume they are any more reliable than mechanical disks.

No moving parts doesn't mean no parts that can fail.
Virtually all consumer HDDs only have 3 yr warranty now... but we all know most last longer.


The 34nm NAND is rated for 5 years minimum assuming 20GB daily writes (which is a lot). The electronic components, controller, PCB, and DRAM are rated for much longer as well. But you're right that most SSD warranties are 1-3 years even enterprise units.
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The most realiable drives on the market are the Western Digital RE4's. Sorry Samsung! They are interprise drives rated at 1.2 million hours at 100% duty cycle.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136798
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Enterprise Drives (Western Digital RE4, Seagate Constellation) and Raid 1 with periodic off site backup.
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