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Useing old Hard drives


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I have a few old hard disks that were used allot. They r between 3-8 years old.
I need to run 3-4 older computers with xp and they will run a few applications. The computer will be running 8-12 hr a day.
The hard drives I have work fine now.
I was wondering if any one has any suggestion of witch ones will hopefully last longer.
Maxtor - 20 gig
Western Digital - 8 gig
Segate - 10 gig ,20 gig
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Asking the length of time a hard drive that a hard drive will last is akin to asking how long is a piece of string.

Most hard drives in normal service will last, from new, on average about 3-5yrs, with some drives lasting longer, others not lasting five minutes.
Therefore the answer to your question on older drives is, "who knows?" Anywhere from five minutes to four years is the correct answer.
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Thanx
I'm looking for some experiance with old disks from these makes.
There is no warenty seince these r all over 6 yr old. (I checked again)
I have a good hard drive 83.5 with dos prgrams. They connect via rs232 to a few michanical motors for studying. The bios of mother boards for intel duo do not recognise the disk. connecting via usb is irelevent.
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