How long does an average hard drive last?

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asked Jul 12 in Hardware by Veylinglefti (330 points)
How long does an average hard drive last?

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answered Jul 12 by Shelde (9,480 points)
Hard drives are expected to last as long as 5 years when in continuous use but some hard drives have lasted as long as 10 years or more.

Although if your hard drive is 10 years old or older then I would recommend replacing it soon because it's gonna be sooner rather than later that your hard drive will fail and cause you to lose important data.

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