Best kind of hard drive for heavy use?

RW rwmaillists at
Wed Sep 14 22:40:05 UTC 2016

On Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:10:46 -0500 (CDT)
Valeri Galtsev wrote:

> I usually use HGST (formerly Hitachi, before that IBM); - He filled
> and sealed ones sound really good (we will know statistics on them
> some 5-7 years down the road, so now we can only guess).

Personally I wouldn't want to risk it until then. These drives rely on
the helium atmosphere to work correctly, and helium is notoriously
difficult to contain in the long-term because it's a monatomic gas.

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