Many of us have been using 7200 RPM drives for upgrades, that may reduce life also as TiVo, until lately, used 5400 RPM drives.atmuscarella said:
"Ambient" temperature for a hard drive is the temperature of the inside of the PC it's installed in.atmuscarella said:The thing that stood out for me was they said heat didn't matter until you got over 104 F.
I assume you mean that figuratively since lightning could blow both (or more) drives in a RAID.Justin Thyme said:For critical business and home files, why do you care about failure. Just put the drives on mirrored RAID 1, and let lightning strike whenever it wants.
He made me think of this customer one time that hit a bug in server file system that caused it to trash the drive. Of course right before it did it replicated the bug to the backup mirror server. Dual mirrored raid 5 systems both trashed at once without a hardware failure.davezatz said:I assume you mean that figuratively since lightning could blow both (or more) drives in a RAID.
They use to fail a lot more often. Reliability has gone way up on them in the last 10 years. When it happens it often happens all at once with no warning. Everything is gone. It's a memorable event.SugarBowl said:How many hard drives do most people have fail in a lifetime? I've never had a hard drive fail. Not in Tivo, or any of my computers.
I used to be in IT support for a fairly large organization (40,000+/- users) and we replaced allot of hard drives we had a bad run of maxtors in 2 differant batches of computers about 3 years apart - the second batch was so bad that Gateway ended up replacing all the hards after about 50% of the drives had failed.Originally Posted by SugarBowl
How many hard drives do most people have fail in a lifetime? I've never had a hard drive fail. Not in Tivo, or any of my computers.