Law Firms hoping to run on old hardware may run into unwanted down time and at the worst data loss.
IT shops will recommend replacing old hardware after 4 years.
But people considering that all old hardware just runs and never fails may bulk at the statistics.
Hard drives fail a lot and can fail at any time,
- Year 1, 5.1% chance of failure
- Year 2 -3, 1.4% chance of failure
- Year 3-4, 11.8% chance of failure
- Year 5, > % of failure
Interesting to note hard drives are most reliable in their 2nd to 3rd year.
Consider at the very least replacing hard drives when their old or having a set of spares for when they fail.
The article below goes into more details