My first system was a 386-33MHz I bought for about $1300, Since then I've assembled all of my own systems. I've retired HDDs because they were too slow or too small.
Today my 12 year old WD Black 500GB drive has started to have unreadable file records. Every time I've run CHKDSK the number of unreadable records has increased. It started with about 10 failures and is now up to 180 bad file records. I won't lose anything important other than the time it takes to re-download any game installs that have been corrupted.
Time to look for a new drive. I will probably get a Crucial MX500 1 TB to replace it with.
This all started with the EA Origin app crashing and locking up. I've since resolved that issue and it appears that I will lose access to a couple of EA games on that drive until I reinstall them. Looks like I've also lost my Gears of War install.
"I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone." Robin Williams