It's interesting how different the results are compared to Backblaze's drive failure statistics. Maybe most of the drives received by Secure Data Recovery were not used in a data center scenario? That seems possible, but I really have no idea. It might just not be a very good study.
For Backblaze, the Seagate and Toshiba drives very consistently had higher failure rates than Western Digital drives. This study shows instead that Toshiba does better than Western Digital.
maybe its current batch or else but what i experience is diff
toshiba will easily broken past 1 year.
but seagate/ hitachi can survive up to 10 years.
WD around 3-5 years.
In my experience, I can say that Samsung and Toshiba hard drives are almost definitely garbage. I am yet to have a Seagate drive fail. (Of course, I only own two Seagate drives. Not really a great example.)
Unfortunately, a 12 TB Western Digital drive that I've had in a 10-drive NAS for less than a year already seems to be showing signs of failure. This might actually the first WD drive failure I've ever had.
Did I get this right, if my hdd is bad it might fail in the first 3 years.
For real, you call this information ?
I think they mean that models or brands of drives known to be prone to failure will likely only survive for 3 years. If you're lucky and they somehow last longer than the 3 year threshold, their lifespans may be significantly longer.
None of that applies if your drive is already showing signs of failure. At that point, you should consider the drive unusable and just buy a replacement.