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Bernd Wechner

Old HDDs are barely reliable... alas.

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Victor Quan Lam Author

Yeah I agree. But you can run some health diagnostics to reduce the risk.

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Bernd Wechner • Edited on

True. I generally do. I keep some old ones on hand as emergency fallback. Alas, had two fail on me in last half year. Not enjoying the experience even with healthy SMART reports when I first put them in. And they are generally not in use for a reason. If I've kept them the reason was not health but almost certainly just size. As in I replaced that one with a much larger one some time in the past and kept it aside just in case.