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[filmscanners] RE: HD failure [was RE: keeping the 16bit scans}

Well, the one thing you can say with absolutely certainty is that the MTBF
is not based on observational data.

Given my personal experience, there must a a couple of hard drives out there
destined to last 72 years, to average out the two I've had recently that
lasted less than a year <grin>.

These figures provide no security whatever.

Stan Schwartz

-----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Mike Brown
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2003 3:45 PM
To: snsok@cox.net
Subject: [filmscanners] RE: HD failure [was RE: keeping the 16bit scans}

In the intersts of keeping an interesting thread going here are some typical
reliability figures for hard drives:

Mean time Between Failure 300,000 hours (ie one failure every 34 years)

Start/stops (at 40 deg C) 40,000

On the basis of those figures I turned HD power management off on my PC. I
was finding the disks were getting turned off maybe twenty times a day,
which equates to one failure every 5 years or so.

Best regards

Mike Brown

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