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    Howdy, I've just found out a hard drive has an incredible lifetime, take a guess upon the estimated lifeline.

    Poll closes 1 week from now. Answer will be released then also.

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    Said 110 Years

    But they do deteriate over the years. The older they get the slower they get. Some people have only had them for 4-5 years before they die.

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    i hate hard drives, when will we all be using solid state drives, i've already been waiting 5 years for these to get cheaper and start to shows signs of hitting the mainstream.

    (chose 110 years even though I really wanted to say 6 months )

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    voted for 104 yrs.?
    damn if this is true processors should last for what 250 yrs.

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    Just looked at results, scores will be posted on the weekend.

    Hint: This guess has hardly been chosen or picked at all.

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    And the answer is

    114 Years

    Mine lasted 1 1/2 years :mad:

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    i have 2 hard drives that are 4+ years old and they still work like new
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
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    114 Years

    Mine lasted 1 1/2 years :mad:
    yeah but this 114 years stuff is probably if its left in its packaging in a warehouse, go back 100 years later and chances are it will still work if you install it.

    Actual lifespan of a running hard drive is part of the spec, the MTBF (mean time beteen failure), in hitachi's case i think it must be about 20 minutes...perhaps 25 minutes if you get a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
    yeah but this 114 years stuff is probably if its left in its packaging in a warehouse, go back 100 years later and chances are it will still work if you install it.

    Actual lifespan of a running hard drive is part of the spec, the MTBF (mean time beteen failure), in hitachi's case i think it must be about 20 minutes...perhaps 25 minutes if you get a good one.
    That is Hilarius, very well put

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    i think mine is already dead XD

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    Argh, i just bought a Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 NCQ 320GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (0A33435) please tell me that hitachi's arnt really unrealible! Haha.

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    Lol how has this length of time been tested ? Have hard drives raelly been around that long

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    the oldest working one i ever had was 11years, and its still going as a tiny second hard drive in my mates pc.its almost 12years now infact.its a little slow, but it runs.he uses it when he reformats to hold on to important documents. It was pretty state-of-the-art back then, at 1.92gb! shows how much we'v come forward in a decade.

    p.s this is a realy old thread but i like my story :P

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    Isn't that just based on the MTBF? Those numbers assume you're replacing the drive periodically, I think based on when the retail warranty is up.

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