When Did Hard Drives Get Workload Rate Limits?

When Did Hard Drives Get Workload Rate Limits? (Updated)

Chris EvansData Practice: Data Storage, Individual Subscribers, Storage Media

A recent article on The Register reminded me that we’ve started to see HDD vendors introducing warranty limits on their hard drives for the amount of data that can be transferred to/from them in any one year.  Solid state drives have always had this restriction, because we know that flash is damaged by being written to, but does the same now apply to HDDs?

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