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Which HDD should i buy now?

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August 8, 2012 6:47:27 PM

I just recently had my first Sata Hard drive (1 TB WD Cavier Black) go dead after only one year, it happened so quick i didn't even get to backup data. I have had IDE drives last ten years without issue. My question is what kind of Hard Disk should i rely on next, risk another sata, go back to IDE Hard Drives, or go with the much much ballyhooed solid state drives? Thanks in advance!

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August 8, 2012 6:57:39 PM

Hard drives don't always last very long, SATA and IDE formats don't really affect the lifespan (at least i don't think so) if your running the drive too hot (like over 50C) it has a higher chance of failing. What is the hard drive for, laptop or desktop? Or is this an external drive? If it's external/laptop then i would get an SSD.
August 8, 2012 7:06:52 PM

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What is the hard drive for, laptop or desktop? Or is this an external drive? If it's external/laptop then i would get an SSD.

Its an internal drive for my desktop
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