Hard drives fail after one month of usage

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I purchased a new rig a few months ago. After one month, I was faced with a corrupted/failing hard drive. The system stopped recognizing the drive in the file explorer and device manager. I was given a replacement and it initially worked completely fine. But after a month, the same issues re-surfaced with the new HDD.

I noticed that when both HDD's started to act up, startup took a lot longer even though my SSD (boot drive) was completely fine. I have also noticed a unique clicking sound during startup as well, which I believe is the HDD trying to start.


Specs


Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6800K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99 Ultra Gaming

Memory: ADATA XPG DDR4 2400 MHz 8GB

Memory: ADATA XPG DDR4 2400 MHz 8GB

Storage HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

Previous HDD was also Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Storage SSD (boot): Corsair XTI Neutron Series 240GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Power Supply: Gigabyte P650B 650W
 

jojesa

Illustrious
I usually look at Backblaze hard drive reliability stats.
I think Seagate and WD has the highest failure rate. It has improved but if you end up with one of those high failure drives they won't last.
I usually buy Hitachi (HGST) and Toshiba 2, 3 and 4TB.
 
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My OS is unable to recognize the drive, so the dropdown menu does not display the drive letter. The drive itself does not show up in neither the file explorer nor disk management.
 
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I just found that the date of manufacture on both drives were from 2012. So I probably will look into a more recent model.
 


That is terrible. Contact support here. If you have any trouble let me know.
 
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On startup, my hard drive sounds very similar to the sound made in this video It will go on for about 5-10 seconds, then stop.
 


Contact support in this case.
 
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Ok, thank you for the help
 
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Just my luck. Thanks for the help
 

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