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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Bob Frost
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 4:51 AM
> To: frankparis@comcast.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: HD failure [was RE: keeping the
> 16bit scans}
> Preben,
> You haven't!
> The 300,000 hrs is the MEAN or AVERAGE time before failure.
> So some may fail after 1 day, but if the failure curve
> follows a normal distribution (it may
> not) then some drives will last far longer than 300,000 hrs,
> 100 yrs or more!

We've had this discussion and I don't think anyone else believes it
follows a normal distribution. Who would want one that lasted even 10
years, let alone 100? Ten years ago, drives were 200 Mbytes. Who would
be using such hard disks today, even if they were immortal? Some
software installations are bigger than that.

Frank Paris

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