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Old 07-06-12, 01:22 PM   #4
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Default Re: Hard Drive Reliability >2TB

HDDs fail. There is no 'if' to it, only a when. All mechanical hard drives will fail eventually. This is why you want backups and preferably redundancy on top of it.
As there are only a few HDD manufacturers left, I don't think you'll find meaningful differences in reliability between them. Just architect your backups and storage to be redundant and stable enough.
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