Interesting Info on Hard Disks

by steve on September 27, 2010

Robin Harris

Robin Harris runs a blog called StorageMojo.

Nerds out there may be interested in some posts he has reporting about research into hard disk failure by Google and Carnegie Mellon.

Everything You Know About Disks Is Wrong

Google’s Disk Failure Experience

Let me sum it up for you:

  • Consumer drives don’t fail more than “enterprise” drives
  • MTBF stats are almost useless
  • SMART monitoring doesn’t tell you much
  • Operating temperatures don’t affect failure rates as much as you think
  • … and so much more!

Go ahead, you know you want to read ‘m.

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