Thread: Hard Drive Life
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18 Feb 2012  
zigzag3143

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I have a Western Digital 160 GB that I purchased in 2006. I am wondering if that is getting near the end-life of it or is there a such thing? Thanks,

One way to get an answer is to check the uptime hours in smart and check with the manufacturer for a number called "mean time between failures". Thats an average of how long their drive usually last. Compare that to your smart number and you have a close idea
How I find my "Smart Number"?
Any decent HD utility should. The manufacturers test utility might and there are quite a few 3rd party apps. For the life of me I cant remember the name of one atm.
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