A program that shows Manufacture date?

By Mugsy
Aug 11, 2014
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  1. One of my hard drives just failed after years of reliable service. A lot of valuable information was lost.

    To avoid this in the future, it would be helpful to know just how old a drive is to know when it's time to be replaced.

    Is there a program that can tell me when I drive was manufactured?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Drive age doesn't really have much to do with 'drive failures'. Time in service increases the risk, but it's not a defining factor either.

    The HDD should have a sticker on it showing date of manufacture. I don't know of a program.

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