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Thinking of getting a WD green HDD. Can you make it so that it doesn't turn off?

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coincidently enough Im currently rebuilding my RAID 5 cuz my BRAND NEW WD 1TB Green drive has already failed. They are cheap but I wouldn't recommend using it as a single drive outside of an array

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coincidently enough Im currently rebuilding my RAID 5 cuz my BRAND NEW WD 1TB Green drive has already failed. They are cheap but I wouldn't recommend using it as a single drive outside of an array

Any drive can fail at any time, no matter the brand or model. Heck I have sent back drives because they failed the first check I do of them before installing to a PC. Yet others of exactly the same make and model have been fine for at least a year.

Pot luck on the lifespan of a HDD.

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you dont think the more expensive drives have a better chance at life then the cheaper ones? thats what i thought it was a case of, these WD Greens are some of the cheapest batches out

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Ive got a 250g seagate i bought around 8? Years ago and it still humms along nicely

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