Hard drive slows down Win7 and r/w takes forever.

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    Didn't use it much either mostly storage, nothing which runs all the time, 7-8 months seems to be a really short lifetime. Do you know if SSD drives are more reliable? With no moving parts they ought to be, but i guess it all depends on how cheap they decide to make them. Would be nice with a 960GB SSD though. Let's hope your drive last longer than mine.
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    Dreanh said:
    Do you know if SSD drives are more reliable? With no moving parts they ought to be, but i guess it all depends on how cheap they decide to make them.
    I don't know that the verdict is completely in, but generally I think evidence suggests SSDs are more reliable, at least for most brands, but you still have the cost factor and size limitations. This WD Green I have coming is for backup only. My primary storage drive is a 1 TB Samsung that shouldn't be full for another 3 or 4 years.

    I'm hoping it lasts that long and by the time it's full that 2 or 3 TB SSDs will be available at a relatively low price. I'm not going to pay $100 per TB for a drive of any type. So it's spinning drives for data for me for the next few years.
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    I'm hoping it lasts that long and by the time it's full that 2 or 3 TB SSDs will be available at a relatively low price. I'm not going to pay $100 per TB for a drive of any type. So it's spinning drives for data for me for the next few years.
    Yeah, it's a bit to much.

    ignatzatsonic said:
    You won't get a lot of detail out of it even if it completes--just a pass or fail. I assume any fail is good enough for a warranty claim, but I haven't checked. It will try to replace bad sectors to an extent, but a drive only has a limited supply of them.
    After some hours i got a message saying: "Too many bad sectors." So the drive is lost i guess.
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