On Sat 03 Nov 2007 19:53:15, hummingbird wrote:

> Much depends on the pattern of usage. I
> had to replace a 200gb HDD after 4 years recently. I've had others
> last for 6+ years. You can check these on the hardware forums where
> people build their own systems, where anything over 4yrs is reckoned
> to be quite good. Some brands are better/worse than others. I always
> use WDC.

Western Digital ??

They're definitely not known for making highly reliable disk drives.