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Filling and putting away drives, (cold storage?) why will they die?

I generally get a 3.5″ 6-8tb new drive, fill it, directory print it, label it, and put it in a cool place in a protected box.

If I need something from it I’ll get it and plug it into a toaster, but some drives will lay there for 3 or 4 years full of data before I want something from them. Will they really die just lying in a case after maybe a month of use then not running at all?

Do I have to “warm them up” and run them every few months or is that only for older drives?

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  1. Just my experience, I HAD 3 drives: 1tb, 1tb and 0.5TB stored in my ikea box in a closet.

    The 3 drives were old, the 0.5 presumabilly 10+y the other something about 5-10y…

    Only the 0.5TB worked, the others drive had a clicking noise or no life.

    I lost no data luckly, but broke every assumption on “cold storage”

  2. Keep copying your data over and over no more than every 10 years, onto new storage.

    How much less than 10 years? No idea!!!

    I average about 4 years when my storage grows to fully utilize my HD, and I have to move on to higher and higher capacity drive.

    All my failures in my life (I am not an expert or a pro) were with drives failing during active use NOT failing in storage being unused.

  3. I have 90s era drives that sat for years and worked fine some had tens of thousands of hours when retired

  4. Realistically… 3-4 years ain’t bad from a mechanical standpoint, assuming good storage conditions. Store them with desiccant in a temperature stable environment. That’s on par with old-stock sales that folks buy all the time.

    Though, standard reminder that you should be including some degree of parity here in accordance with your needs and risk tolerance. Will help with bit rot, failed drive… yadda yadda. Just don’t put all your eggs in 1 basket

  5. I think i would depend on the make and model of the HDD, as the technology and design have different purpose. i.e i would not try it with a wd blue or green from 10 years ago, but maybe with a wb gold or black of current line.

  6. The main cause of failure on drives in cold storage (<20yrs) is a stuck readinghead, It can be nearly mitigated by spinning up the disk yearly.

  7. Every couple of years I condense my cold storage to larger drives, also creates. Pile of redundant data but then I only have to grab one drive to access what’s in 4 or 5

  8. I have about a dozen 10-15yr old HDDs that have been sitting on shelves. I can STILL access my data no problem.

  9. The drive itself may not fail mechanically but keeping drives offline for extended periods of time runs the very small risk of bit rot affecting your data. Running a checksummed file system like ZFS helps detect and correct bit rot, though.

  10. No

    But nothing mechanical should sit for too long before getting exercise. You should check them every year or two.

    That way you avoid finding a drive that lost some data over the last 4 years

  11. It’s almost like they should have some sort of *data sheet* on their website about appropriate storage conditions for drives.

  12. You could run into an issue where the moving parts of the drive fail from long term storage. The data would still be intact, but it could be very expensive to get to it at that point. Cloud might seem more expensive but if your goal is to successfully retain all the data, it’s actually probably cheaper than cold long term storage of lots and lots of drives. It’s a numbers game, and you’re bound to lose some.

    Standard procedure for what you’re describing would be tape.

  13. I think the answer depends on SSD vs Hard Drive, hard drives should be fine, but ssds need to be powered on like you described

  14. No. I have NEVER had a drive die after sitting unused in cold storage. As long as they are stored safely and not bumped around or transported a bunch in between use, they should be fine. Main thing, just leave it alone and it will be good.