My Debian linux home computer has 3 HDDs :
- 1 for my Debian installation (primary 250GB HDD) using EXT4
- another for Windows (rarely used)
- another which is a clone of the Debian one and is used exclusively as a backup
To this day, I have bought 3 new 500GB 2.5 Inch Internal HDDs and 1 32GB SSD to replace the Debian clone HDD. They break every 1 to 4 months approximately. The backup is done just once a week and consists of copying a single 5GB folder containing 15,000 files. (The other 2 HDDs have never been replaced/broken.) My computer is on 24/7 using the primary Debian 250GB HDD and never has a problem happened. I've bought from different brands: Samsung, Seagate, and Western Digital.
What is going on ?
- All 4 drives have failed (including the SSD).
- The drives no longer appear in the BIOS screen. fdisk cannot locate the drive either. (I have not opened the CPU box nor have I even touched the HDDs.)
- I replaced the HDD's cable and the BIOS still does not locate the drive.
- I did not RMA any drive