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HDD reliability
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:19 »
Am planning to upgrade my workstation main storage (mirrored HDD).

Which brand is the most reliable?

Currently they are WDC 3TB greens. Previously I have used Toshiba. I did not have good experience with Seagate in the past. I typically upgrade every 3-4 years, so a lifespan of 5+ years is good. These HDD are running 24x7.

Polling to get the current feel. Thanks.


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Re: HDD reliability
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 10:53 »
Nothing more reliable than the Micropolis HD  ;D

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Re: HDD reliability
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 10:58 »
see https://www.backblaze.com/b2/hard-drive-test-data.html personally all my new drives will be HSGT
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Re: HDD reliability
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 11:29 »
2tb ssd for you? they are pretty cheap

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Re: HDD reliability
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 11:38 »
see https://www.backblaze.com/b2/hard-drive-test-data.html personally all my new drives will be HSGT

Interesting article. Which brand are u using now? How is it?


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Re: HDD reliability
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 11:39 »
2tb ssd for you? they are pretty cheap
Thanks. My data cannot fit 2TB.
Am currently on 2x3TB, looking to go 2x6TB or 2x8TB.


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Re: HDD reliability
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 14:17 »
As I am typing to reply you now, I now suddenly realized I don't use any hard disks in all my PCs now.

Everything are M2 SSD drives, (I recommend Samsung EVO970), Intel 750 and Plextor Nve SSD PCIe cards.  Even my music contents are now stored on SSD drives on PCIeX3 8 Lanes card.  (Samsung PM1725a)

Only hard disks I still used are in my NAS.  These are Seagate 10TBs. All installed in 2 NAS, damn reliable, no failures.

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