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        <br /><a href="http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/">http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/</a>
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        <br />Very informative research from actual usage of variety of drives
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        <br /><a href="http://blog.backblaze.com/2013/11/12/how-long-do-disk-drives-last/">http://blog.backblaze.com/2013/11/12/how-long-do-disk-drives-last/</a>
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        <br />Definitely aids in projecting an expected performance life/usage cycle
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