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3 year lifespan
on 22 December 2017
I purchased this in March 2014. I was using the drive as a secondary storage for my files, so It wasn't being used too frequently. In December 2017 it started to give me Input/Output errors, and stopped me accessing my data. I investigated, and replaced the PSU and the SATA cables, but it still gave me I/O errors. I'd say the drive is almost dead after 3 years of light usage.
My main filesystem HDD has lasted over 10 years of continual usage. Is 3 years the new norm for HDD lifespan? I'm not impressed.