Ok...No...not a new thread.
Let's look at some representative data, with a drive I have experience with.
16TB Toshiba Enterprise. Model MG08ACA16E
Backblaze stats from 2021 show it at a 0.91% annual fail rate.
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Mostly in the middle of all drives there.
If me and 999 of my neighbors bought one of these, 9 of us would have had a dead drive last year.
Myself and 8 others.
The other 991 individuals would have had NO problem.
In my case, all data was recovered from my standard backup routine. Nothing was lost.
(except time it took Toshiba to get me a new one)
Again....do not start a NEW thread on this.
It's Defficult to setup mind in one.Over 70 posts and you still haven't made up your mind.
And now you're going to make another instance of the same topic?
When Everyone is talking about different HDDs.
and Look What Moderator sayed "Honestly, the problem with the thread is that the wrong question is being asked. The original poster is ignoring the actual problem while focusing on the irrelevant one." thats why i am saying to post a new thread.
Honestly, the problem with the thread is that the wrong question is being asked. The original poster is ignoring the actual problem while focusing on the irrelevant one.
The problem isn't hard drive dependability, it's lack of a backup. In this case, with no apparently backup solution in place, two used WD Blue drives, constantly monitored with daily backups, is far preferable for the preservation of long-term data than a single new WD Black drive.
OP, you need to get the idea that your problem is the lifespan of hardware out of your head. That's not your problem. Your problem is the preservation of your data and it's a problem you are completely ignoring. Having one very good quality hard drive and counting on simply moving data to the next very good quality hard drive a decade later is a horrible, terrible, abysmal, awful, solution. Your whole approach to the issue is giving you a high probability of completely losing your data at some point.