My physical hard drive failed for the 2nd time in as many years. That brings the total of lost hard drives to 5 for me personally. All on island. I lost plenty of drives on the mainland but this is crazy. It was my only non-ssd drive I had left. In fact, compared to how many drives I have replaced over the past year alone probably has crept up to a dozen.
I just don’t think hard drives do well in this heat and humidity. The SSDs appear to hold up much better.
Now I did replace my failed 750 GB drive with another non-ssd drive but I was in need of one in a pinch and had nothing bigger than 120 GB lying around. Prices continue to drop on SSD and at some point I will move this one over to SSD.