OT: Is any hard disk brand better/worse than the others?

John Sellens jsellens-Iv5KO+h6AVB+Y12zHexnB0EOCMrvLtNR at public.gmane.org
Mon Dec 1 17:54:58 UTC 2008

| | I haven't been in the hardware market for a while so I'm wondering if
| | there are any real winners or losers amongst hard drive makers.
| Lots of people have opinions.  Only a few have a large enough sample
| size to do a rigorous study (eg. Google) and they aren't talking.

"Disk failures in the real world: What does an MTTF of 1,000,000
hours mean to you?"
from the USENIX FAST '07 conference proceedings.

They looked at 100,000 disks of various types/brands.  I did not see
a conclusion about reliability of different manufacturers.

Anecdotal: I believe NetApp uses Seagate drives.

Personal: I mirror everything I care about.  And make a backup.


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