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



Frank et al,

Interesting that Western Digital no longer use MTBF's. They now say that
their Caviars have a Component Design Life of 5 years and an Annualized
Failure Rate of < 0.8%.

Bob Frost.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Paris" <frankparis@comcast.net>

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.

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