I once bought an external Seagate 1tb hdd. A month later, it corrupted and I lost everything on it. I ran all the diagnostics and tools to retrieve the data I could. But I was still missing a lot.

Why would anyone ever want to buy a hdd if the fail rate is much higher than ssd and ssd has much more other benefits.

Is your data not worth a $100?

Never getting an hdd again.

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    Sample size: 1

    Clearly your data wasn't even worth a backup
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    @electrineer I did fuk up there.
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    Or a NAS.
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    Seagate sucks. The ones after around 2010 especially. I had one external drive from them too and it started showing errors after a month of use.
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    I bought like 6 Seagate drives over a period of a couple years and was like "this is great, why did I ever pay up for WD?" The drives all failed within 3 years after that. Never again...
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    There's a whole host of reasons why mechanical drives are still a thing:

    - Because $100 to some people is a lot, especially those in the developing world
    - Because if you multiply that out by an order of magnitude or two for those that need more than 1TB of storage, that difference becomes thousands, not hundreds
    - Because *all* drives fail eventually, so you should have a backup anyway if your data is at all critical
    - Because if your drive is only seeing very occasional use, mechanical drives will almost all drop down to zero power use, whereas SSDs will always draw a few watts
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    I blew up my Seagate drive after I noticed it started failing, so I could use the detonation as well as the destroyed hard drive itself as a joke about data erasure in a PowerPoint presentation.
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    (and replaced it with an SSD afterwards, yes)
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