OT: Is any hard disk brand better/worse than the others?
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Mon Dec 1 18:13:16 UTC 2008
On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 12:54:58PM -0500, John Sellens wrote:
> "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.
Well 80000 hours seems to be able to cause serious bearing wear on the
older ball bearing drives. :) Not a drive failure, but it doesn't sound
> They looked at 100,000 disks of various types/brands. I did not see
> a conclusion about reliability of different manufacturers.
It is usally more of a reliability of a model. No company sets out to
make a less reliable drive after all.
> Anecdotal: I believe NetApp uses Seagate drives.
> Personal: I mirror everything I care about. And make a backup.
I just mirror everything. I value my time, so a reinstall is just a
waste of it.
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