said by DrModem:
It doesn't need to last forever, just long enough.
How many people are still using a computer, much less a hard drive from 2001-2003?
Even my extreme technophobe grandmother (Who barley uses a computer at all) shed her 1999 HP win98 machine almost 6 years ago.
Pretty sure my current linux box was built around 2003 or so. Same hard drives in it as when it was built. --
Think Outside the Fox.