[svlug] SSD was: Slides from the GoLUG meeting

Sarah Newman newmans at sonic.net
Thu Jun 2 17:39:12 PDT 2016

On 06/02/2016 04:56 PM, Ivan Sergio Borgonovo wrote:

>> Note to Mr. Litt about his short-lived hard drives:  Just as a data
>> point, I've been getting an average of around a decade of service life
>> out of 24x7 usage in my servers.
> Yep, pretty suspicious.
> I follow your same suggestion at home for boxes that deserve attention 
> but even on neglected ones I've been able to achieve a much longer 
> lifetime than 4 years on average.

Seagate 3TB are really bad https://www.backblaze.com/blog/best-hard-drive-q4-2014/ I RMA'ed one and RMA'ed the replacement almost immediately because
of a read error during initial burn-in. Haven't tested the replacement's replacement yet.


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