2019-01-30 at 5:48 AM UTC
Could a nas hard drive running 24/7 last more than a decade.
Like, I have a nas with 4 6tb hard drives if I'm playing video files from the nas nonstop could the drives last a decade?
Should I go for a raid mode?
Right now I just have all the drives pooled together to form one large virtual drive
2019-01-30 at 6:15 AM UTC
I average 4-6yrs with one. I back up shit to 3 drives and 3 cloud servers. when one fails I just sync it back up
2019-01-30 at 7:24 AM UTC
this is a luck-dependent question,
2019-01-30 at 7:45 AM UTC
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2019-01-30 at 9:26 AM UTC
Depends on the hard drive model and manufacturer, as well as statistics. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2018/
If a hard drive lasts a year (to remove early mortalities) 10 years is very doable, but can't ever be guaranteed.
If you watch the SMART data you can often predict drive failures.
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2019-01-30 at 9:29 AM UTC
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forgot about that but I always found SMART warnings to only come up extremely close to failure