Is there any chance that the HDD breaks?

Hello.
Rented in one company a dedicated server,and looked at the SMART status of disks in,and it says that the hard drive has been working for 49,000 hours(5.6 years).
Is it dangerous to use such a drive?Or nothing?
I'm afraid that will break after a time working with the data.
June 26th 19 at 14:05
6 answers
June 26th 19 at 14:07
Is there any chance that the HDD breaks?
Such a possibility is always there, regardless of the age of the drive and its type. New break no less than the old one.
Generally the average lifespan of a HDD is about 5 years. Depending on the load and good luck it can be more or less.

Is it dangerous to use such a drive?Or nothing?
No more dangerous than newif SMART normal. The only question is performance.

I'm afraid that will break after a time working with the data.
There is a very high probability that it will happen. And there is no difference a new drive or the old one.
If the data is valuable - make backups.
If you do not want a break in the work - place RAID.
Often need both.
Recently updated the OS on the server (2003 -> 2016), the new system saw an ancient RAID controller, had to change the screws. Three MAS3367NC (SCSI Ultra320, 36.7 Gb), year 2004, working all the time 24/7 without a single failure. - Kenyatta commented on June 26th 19 at 14:10
June 26th 19 at 14:09
I wouldn't count on the case and didn't want to store valuable data on such disk.
What would you recommend to do if given such a server? - Kenyatta commented on June 26th 19 at 14:12
: to read the lease agreement and communicate with support. - nikita.Stracke commented on June 26th 19 at 14:15
June 26th 19 at 14:11
Always a possibility, and we must do the system so that failure is not hurt working or hurt slightly.
But if a lot of disks, failure - planned event.
June 26th 19 at 14:13
"dedicated server" is a physical device or service?
If the life of HDD you should not worry, the safety of your data should be written in the contract otherwise this service does not make sense. But you can't have access to SMART. For this I will assume that you sold some left rod. In fact, "dedicated server" is just a free standing computer that contains some data and spinning some prog which provide remote access to this data. Typically to ensure the safety data information on disks is stored in RAID arrays. Failure RAID array completely, the situation is unlikely.
It dedicated server,server rent,standing in the DC,supermicro with Intel Xeon,32 GB RAM and 4 TB HDD,which it is.
Why access SMART should not be?
I have access via SSH,IPMI,KVM to the server. - Kenyatta commented on June 26th 19 at 14:16
: Everything is relative.
Yes, there is "cool" PERC, lots of memory, but only 1 HDD that the server is strictly not allowed. Probably 5 years ago there was a RAID, now he was gone, they decided not steamed and fused this crap unnecessary.
In fact, if we are talking about DC, then the end user should not be interested iron in principle. Only two things:
1. Data security
2. Acceptable speed of data access

How all this solves the DTS user should not worry - nikita.Stracke commented on June 26th 19 at 14:19
: I already think to write in support and ask to replace the disk for junk,found the info from them without any problems changing any of the components,even defective,but which could cause any suspicion.Now I will write and see what happens next. - tomasa_OConn commented on June 26th 19 at 14:22
the problem is not in the lifetime of the disk, and no RAID. You need to require the installation of at least RAID 1, better 10 - nikita.Stracke commented on June 26th 19 at 14:25
: But in any case, as I understand it, DTS is not responsible for the safety of your data. You should also understand that any changes in server configuration will cause the change fee is clearly not in the smaller side. For the money you pay now you have been given something that is.

Mostly, it is good not DTS and some sharaga, I wouldn't mess with them. I don't know why you need all this, but now 4Gb with no guarantee of data security can be obtained almost for free. - Luisa_Lueilwi commented on June 26th 19 at 14:28
: DC is quite famous,and in General it is not so bad judging by the reviews, etc,so that hardly sharaga.
About the RAID know - nikita.Stracke commented on June 26th 19 at 14:31
The answer TP write that can do Raid 1 on the server or replace the disk. - Luisa_Lueilwi commented on June 26th 19 at 14:34
: Typically, a dedicated server is a rental service server.
You are given a physical server located in the data center and the access to it.
And you do what you want with it.
If the drive breaks - you changed it for the same. Ie stupidly pull out the old and put the new, blank disc, the rest is really your concern.

the safety of your data should be spelled out in the contract
It happens sometimes. Although not always the case.
Just need to clearly understand what is the safety of your data and the responsibility for this.
Generally if the service ensures the safety of your data, he is liable to a maximum in total of service cost.
Ie lost your data due to an outage - you will get paid part of your money at best. - Luisa_Lueilwi commented on June 26th 19 at 14:37
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In fact, if we are talking about DC, then the end user should not be interested iron in principle. Only two things:
1. Data security
2. Acceptable speed of data access
No.
That's what happens when you rent a virtual server - there for you no matter on what he works as. You ensure the smooth operation of your virtual machine.

And when you rent a physical server - the staff of the DTS just change the broken components.
To replace a failed disk with your data you will put a new blank disc.
And monitor the status of SMART, make backups, restore the system after replacing the hard drive, reboot a hung server - this is solely your worries. - nikita.Stracke commented on June 26th 19 at 14:40
: You are absolutely right. But such practice was at the dawn of the DTS. For a long time already did not penetrate and did not think that such exists. In fact, this approach unprofitable. If the data is not super secret then virtual servers is more than enough and it will be significantly cheaper (maybe even free, but with no guarantee of data security). If we are talking about something super important, then respect the office can afford to buy their own server and even used and possible loan - nikita.Stracke commented on June 26th 19 at 14:43
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Generally if the service ensures the safety of your data, he is liable to a maximum in total of service cost.

It all depends on the terms of the contract, and what for to me such a service.
In fact iron which rents the default is not more than 5000 (subject to the availability of RAID). - earl.Weissnat commented on June 26th 19 at 14:46
: How much is the rental of such scrap? - earl.Weissnat commented on June 26th 19 at 14:49
: 5500 roubles - Luisa_Lueilwi commented on June 26th 19 at 14:52
: Do you have examples of the services you are responsible for a large amount than the amount of the license fee? - Luisa_Lueilwi commented on June 26th 19 at 14:55
In fact iron which rents the default is not more than 5000 (subject to availability RAID)
What kind of iron it is not clear.
But 32GB of RAM and 4TB of memory in any case, there are more than 5 thousand. - Luisa_Lueilwi commented on June 26th 19 at 14:58
June 26th 19 at 14:15
well, the backup will always save
June 26th 19 at 14:17
In a Smart there is more useful information than just time - there are estimates/estimations how the hard disk is alive or dead.

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