I put a 3TB drive into service in January of 2013. After 3 years it's just coming up to being half full, (I never erase anything, therefore it can't be fragmented). When it gets full, (or more likely before), I'll moth ball it and start another one.
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> On Jan 13, 2016, at 10:11 PM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have a few 3 and 4 TB drives. So far so good on most of them except for
> two 3TB Seagates that decided to go south. The rest are fine so far and are
> being worked to death. My aging 500GB drives are starting to fail, all of
> them. Some of the old computers do not support larger than 2TB drives and
> one supports drives up to 750GB so many of the older drives are being
> retired even though they are still working. Not taking chances. HGST so far
> seem very reliable but WD and Seagates no so much.
> Shai Drori
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>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:55 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> For what it's worth, I've been very impressed with reliability of the 2TB
>> and 1.5TB drives I've bought. I have two Glyph 2TB in the studio, set up to
>> mirror each other. 2+ years and still going strong, knock wood. The cheapo
>> fan on the enclosure has gone bad on one of them, and Cortland NY-based
>> Glyph sent me several spares. I have buss-powered USB3 drives from WD and
>> Seagate, all of which work great. And my networked RAID has a pair of 2TB
>> WD Red drives in it, running 24-7 for almost 2 years now, knock wood. I
>> haven't tried any drives larger than 2TB so far.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:19 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SSD for your whole A/V library?
>> Hah! That’ll save some storage costs… NOT!
>> Makes me think about the ever increasing sizes of hard drives - the larger
>> capacity they are, the smaller the actual disc real estate per byte. this
>> is approaching the old spy movie microdot! :-) All the secrets of the free
>> world, in a thing so small you cannot see it!
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
>> On Jan 13, 2016, at 4:44 PM, Randy Lane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Most of us could start storing all of our music, video, and photos on a
>>> single 2.5 in SSD this year. Assuming 13TB will be enough to accomodate
>>> collector's files:
>>> Heck, get an extra to have some safe redundancy.