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Hard drive durability.

Hard drive durability.

How long do hard drives last? What’s normal hard drive durability? Hard drive failure can happen whenever and it usually happens when you least expect it and probably at the worst time possible. HDD’s and SSD’s will both fail overtime. SSD’s have not been around long enough to get a feel for failure rate, although the small sample size seems promising.

Hard drive durability

Time frame

The average home computer hard drive will last roughly around 4 years. Some may fail before 4 years and some may live to see 10, there are different variables at hand. For instance, a desktop does not get moved much compared to a laptop, meaning they have less chance of being accidentally dropped and causing the hard drive disk

Hard drive durability

If you have data or irreplaceable photos, buy yourself an external hard drive and back up your data! You should also keep one saved within a cloud based system. I recommend both because you never know what may happen with the cloud servers or their service.