In many occasions, I suffered a lot from HDD failure. I found that even reputable brands could faulty model. For example, all of my 1.5TB WD Green HDDs died within the 1st year.
I personally do not care about company’s warranty replacement policy since I don’t want to spend time and replace the HDD – too often.
I personally don’t care about the speed of the HDD. I do care about the longevity and reliability of an HDD. The problem is most benchmark sites compare HDD performance rather than their reliability.
Is there any benchmark resource that assesses the longevity and reliability of an HDD model?
What is the best way to assess or predict the reliability of a new arrival HDD model? For example, I rather not to gamble and install something like this HDD then have to spend time and replace it in two years.