I download video files and convert them on my desktop computer 24/7. My 2 different 320GB hard drive failed. I think it was of too much stress on HDD.
I convert my files with ffmpeg. And get my files with multichunk transfer. Which may persist even with new HDD. I'm mostly sure that my newly bought HDDs failed because of video conversion and download which may cause too often access time.
My 2 HDDs are 2 and 3 years respectively. I started download and convert in 4 months ago and one is not be detected by BIOS. Other one has unrepairable sector in it. I don't think RAID 0 and 1 helps because I think it is having too much access.
I hope there is someone having identical problem like me. Please help with my cost savings!