News: Disk drive failures 13 times what vendors say

Nemo - March 2, 2007 06:08AM in OCC News, Storage / Hard Drives

Customers are replacing disk drives at rates far higher than those suggested by the estimated mean time between failure (MTBF) supplied by drive vendors, according to a study of about 100,000 drives conducted by Carnegie Mellon University. The study, presented last month at the 5th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies in San Jose, also shows no evidence that Fibre Channel (FC) drives are any more reliable than less expensive but slower performing Serial ATA (SATA) drives.

Click HERE to discuss this in the forums. - Nemo *News Editor*