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

On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:32:35 -0500
Dan Ritter <dsr at> wrote:

> I have an inordinately high failure rate with WD Green in the 1 and 2
> TB sizes. About 70% were replaced in their first year, about 50% have
> been replaced a second time. All were in Linux boxes.

My bet is that you have a "noisy" chassis. Vibration from cooling fans
and the like. Noise like that can significantly degrade disks' lives.

Rich P.

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