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Old 09-04-2018, 06:29 AM   #1
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I have a WD hard drive which has 44,000+ hours on it, as displayed by Crystal Disk Info. It operates perfectly and has no bad sectors. It was made in 2012 and was in a HP workstation I bought in 2016, which had probably sat under somebody's desk and was rarely shut down.

Drive manufacturers do not use MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) specs now. They just go by a percentage of failures versus what they have made, or so it seems.

Is there a rule-of-thumb when looking at this as maybe being suspect?
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I know of no rule-of-thumb. If the drive's working perfectly, why investigate it? In my playbook, a suspect drive does not operate perfectly, for instance noticeably long response times. If your drive is misbehaving, or you're having a problem with your PC, start a thread about it and explain in detail what it is, otherwise you'll just attract a debate and exchange of opinions.
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Durability of HD is a total toss-up. Could last 1 day if defective or 15 years. Still some controversy over HD vs. SSD.

The stability of an OS is in direct proportion to the stability of the user.
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HDDs are quite unpredictable and can just fail mechanically out of the blue.. Agree with stance, I don't think there is a rule of thumb for it..

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We probably have thousands of threads here which show that there is no set time scale to drive failure.

Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.
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