My hard drives have been very good at lasting forever. However I did lose a 1 terabyte master this year with everything backed up. I always have an off site back up. Looking forward to my smaller hard drives dying. I have 2 80's I barely need.
Sure Oppenheimer, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and many great minds smoked; but it's time to move on. The future is all about adaptability and the writing has been so clearly on the wall that smoking is an unnecessary tax on health.