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[Discuss] The perpetual question: current "best" HDD?

Drives categorized for server use will typically have 3-5 year
warranties. The 1-2 year warranties are for desktop drives. Server
drives also cost more for little or no actual benefit other than the

Because disks are consumables these days. Treat them like the tires of
your car: something to be used up and replaced before they fail
outright. Get a stack of disks that you can afford and preferably from
different manufacturing batches just in case there is a systemic fault.
Use 'em up and toss/recycle them in 3-4 years.

Rich P.

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