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Power_On_Hours - How much is too much?
Power On Hours : 88525
Thats over 10 years...
Model Number: Hitachi HUA722020ALA330
Is this HDD about to die? One of the Servers I have...
How to check if HDD is in good condition?
I have 2 disks... what raid option should I select (Raid0 vs Raid1). Mainly used for storage...
Anything beyond 5 years can be considered old. But that doesn't mean that will fall too even though there is a risk.
Going Raid 1 is ideal. But I wouldn't even use that 10 yrs old drive for any of my data. That isn't saving but wasting if anything bad happened.
Thanks. From the hdd model is it possible to identify if it is server grade or desktop grade?
Says enterprise, so likely server grade.
Thank you so much...
That's an Hitachi Enterprise 2TB hard drive, they are rated for 1,200,000 hours from factory. In my experience though, usually they live till about 100,000 or so power on hours (or at least that's generally when I try to replace them) usually running fine. Further past that you get, higher likely hood of failure. It also depends how hard you are threshing the drive -- if it is just a archive storage volume and isn't used much, it will last a lot longer than if it is a system drive used constantly.
my 2 cents.
Thanks... I plan to just use for archive storage and not much more after initial dump of backup data... so I am still at a fence whether I should let of this server or not...
I have a few 2TB and 3TB HSGT drives with 60k hours and they are as strong today as when I first got em. They're great drives. Yours have plenty of life
We still have a bunch of Hitachis from 2010 running in a few backup solutions. Hitachi was damn solid back then. Mentioned drives have over 10 years on them.
Although I wouldn’t have used that in production now, they will most likely be good for a few more years. Archival usage with a backup works
There are theories saying that if an hard drive survives for 5 years means that it is very good and will last much longer....
And I thought the Seagate Constellations in one of my servers were doing well with 72k each on them
I personally do have home NAS and the hdds hasn’t been replaced for last 12 years and still works without any degradation of speed.
Are you renting the server? It's a bit different if you are, especially if it's from a budget provider - the expectation would be that the drive is in use until it fails and when it does, it's the provider's responsibility to replace it. In other words, as long as you have RAID mirroring, it's mostly someone else's problem.
isn't it only need 1 or 3 years? i have several used HDD that last much longer (actually all of it still working fine till now)