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Hard Disk Drive Reliability

Last response: in Storage
December 3, 2009 5:00:38 AM

Your speed reviews are very important and well noted. However reliability seems to be suffering as drive capacity increases. It seems that many people are turning to RAID. It would be very helpful if an unbiased source was to reveal hard drive manufacturer's reliability statistics. Perhaps you could poll your subscribers.
a b G Storage
December 3, 2009 1:34:00 PM

RAID 1 is a good solution. Also backup is very important.
SSDs are more durable than mechanical hard disks.
Slower moving disks tend to last longer.

It is hard to assess reliability, due to differences in use among users, differences in production batches. It would be nice to know however.