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Storage How old is your oldest 'Running' HDD ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheBlackSwordsMan, 22 May 2015.

  1. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Fellow of the Teelzebub Society

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    The oldest HDD in my PC is a Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB WD1001FALS-00E8B0, it's been out of it's 5 years warranty for about 7 weeks. However my old Raptors 36GB & 74GB are still running in relative's PCs, both are out of their 5 years warranty since 2008! Warriors, nothing less.
     
  2. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    My oldest is a 40MB hard drive in my Goupil Golf 286 from 1989.
    My oldest running sata drives are a tie, both from 2008, between a WD Velociraptor 80GB and my Intel x18m 80GB if SSDs count.
     
  3. davidbrown1988

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    Late last year I retired an IDE 40gb maxtor from 2000 that originally came in a pre build with a pentium 2 and 128mb of ram.

    A few weeks back I retired my (old) primary hdd (Seagate 500gb baracuda) from my main machine that had been thrased 24/7 since 2007.

    I think my oldest still in use would be 3 external drives WD mybooks from 2006-2008 and an 80gb maxtor from around the same period.

    I usually move my drives around these days. When I add storage to the server I repurpose the older drives for other purposes. Such as media pc, office pc, or storage on my gaming rig. Or they end up getting rolled into business pcs for a small startup I'm involved with.
     
  4. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    I've got some old IDE hard drives running in an old rig i've got running for the children, i'll upgrade my own PC either this year or early next and they'll have my old hardware. They still run pretty well, so I might still find a use for them.
     
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    Still use a 2004 200Gb Maxtor as a dump drive in this very PC
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Oldest HDD is my Samsung 103UJ which is, iirc 6 years old now.

    It is not however, the oldest component in my PC, that honour goes to the PSU...
     
  7. Measter

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    That would be one from 2008, the same age as my PSU and case.
     
  8. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    I've got a toshiba laptop here still running Windows 3.1! I even have the new installation floppy to go with it! No idea on age but it's 200mb
     
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  9. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Probably 6-8 years got some very old 500gb drives. They are not really good for anything but storage of films or TV and music though as they are to slow for games.
     
  10. SonnyJim

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    I have a 500GB Maxtor hard drive running since 2007? Maybe 2008?
     
  11. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    It's not still running, but the 10MB Seagate in my late grandfather's original IBM XT lasted over 25 years before we binned the whole thing at the end of last decade.

    Mint Model F keyboard and all. The shame.
     
  12. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    A 2 TB 2010 WD Green. It's younger sister, a 2 TB 2011 WD Green died first !
     
  13. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    I found a 4GB Maxtor IDE drive I popped into an external closure and it still worked. It was in a windows 95 pc previously
     
  14. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    I have a 1 GB Fireball around here some where. I think it even has Doom still on it, lol.
     
  15. Hzza

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    I've got a working Psion MC400 which has 2 SSDs from 1989...I've also got 2 working Dolch network analysers from the early ninties that still boot into Windows (95 :D); I've not taken them apart yet so I'm not sure what they've got inside

    After that though is probably a WD Blue 256gb I've had since 2009ish.
     
  16. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Fellow of the Teelzebub Society

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    I was doing a bit of maintenance on my grandmother's pc and took a screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    that's what, 5-6 years non-stop...

    I thought mine was bad at 22k hours...
     
  18. Qazax

    Qazax Fap fap fap

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    Probably either a 160gb raptor drive or the two 150 gb raptor x drives running in a RAID. Coolest looking hard drives ever, I am so sad they don't make larger capacity versions :(
     
  19. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    The current WD Velociraptor is available in capacities up to 1TB: http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-701284.pdf

    BTW, I had a pair of the very first 36GB Raptors in RAID 0, much faster than the 7200rpm drive they replaced.
     
  20. okenobi

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    How many hours is bad then?

    My 3TB is showing caution in Crystal at just under 17k, but so is an old 500gig Samsung at just over 17k. The age difference between the two is dramatic!

    Then I have the classic 1TB Sammy 103UJ with nearly 18k and that's showing as good.

    What does it all mean?! :eyebrow:
     

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