Your highest 'Powered On' hard drive?

Discussion in 'Storage Devices and Memory' started by Rob Williams, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    For interest's sake, I decided to load up HD Tune and see what the oldest-running drive I have is, and it turns out to be Seagate's 1TB Barracuda, running for a total of 32574 hours (~3.7 years).

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    What have you guys got?
     
  2. madmat

    madmat Soup Nazi

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    No soup for you!
    My 8 year old WD1600JB SATA has 43,818 hours on it. Next is a Seagate 500gig with 36,000+ and the last is another Seagate 500gig with 24,000+.
     
  3. RainMotorsports

    RainMotorsports Partition Master

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    Damn now I am going to have to go searching. The 2 320 GB drives that make up my recording array were in my laptop for 3 years it would be nice to see what they say.

    My oldest so far a 250 GB 2.5 inch I bought in 2008 as a usb enclosure ripped it out and put it into my laptop. It then served as my PS3 hard drive and now is a storage drive is at 4,214 hours.

    I only have a couple drives under 1 TB that are SATA which is all I have I can hoop up and read the smart data for still. Not sure what I will find. Its been a long time since I had a desktop that was on 24/7. I usually hibernated the laptops.
     
  4. Tharic-Nar

    Tharic-Nar Senior Editor Staff Member Moderator

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    Main system here is 11436 (1.3 years) on a WD Black drive. Nothing special there.

    But... *rummages through his ancient collection of semi-deceased drives*

    An old 80GB Maxtor drive at... 38781 (4.4 years)...
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    Wonder what the drives are like on my server... probably not that spectacular.
     
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  5. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Tech Monkey

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    My 1 TB Hitachis are only at ~17800 and the newest is ~14900 lol My ssd is only 3300. Nice and low.
     
  6. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Give me a few years and I'll catch up to you big boys (assuming you power down your highest drives now ;-)).

    Hah! Even my SSD is getting up there... 12,694. Helps that the machine is on 24/7 though. The smallest I have is the 1TB VR drive, at 1,777.
     
  7. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Tech Monkey

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    I wanna sell my Hitachis though, unfortunately I really want to replace them with Hitachis though....... (3 TBs but they don't really make them anymore)
     
  8. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    It strikes me odd that 3TB drives are still stupid expensive (vs. 2TB). I am not even sure I want to check back up on 4TB.
     
  9. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Tech Monkey

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    Well, Hitachi 4TB drives are $300. I don't really want to pay that when a Hitachi 3TB is only ~$200 or less where I have found them.
     
  10. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes that's just it... and then 2TBs are about $100-$130. 3TB and 4TB really skyrocket in price. It kind of sucks, but I have so much space and feel like I need more, so I might just be greedy.
     

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