This is really pissing me off.
This morning my 3 mth old WD 500gb drive failed.
Prior to that I had a Seagate do the same thing after 7mths.
It's not about losing data, I have a good back up system, it's more the point when these have failed I have to just smash them and thrown them in the bin even though they're under warranty. If I can't run them up to delete the files I'm not prepared to return a drive full of both my personal and business info for repair with the risk of 'whoever' to sharing it around with whoever else.
I'm between a rock and a hard place.
What suggestions are out there ?
This is the main use,
I store my outlook .pst data file on it, lightroom catalogue file and another couple of utilities then point either my work computer, or laptop at home to read the same current files. It stays on pretty well all day at work, then most of the evening at home, so maybe runs 16-18 hours a day, sometimes 24 if I leave it on overnight.
It also has personal & business info and a buch of recent pics that I sort & fiddle with as I get time.
I would have thought these are capable of running 24/7 without failing.
Are the new solid state drives more reliable than a disc based one ?