Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population
Posted Mar 2, 2007 21:54 UTC (Fri) by maney
Parent article: Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population
Well, this is a rarity - a solidly technical item that showed up on slashdot before LWN. (caveat: ones that appear close together I'll usually see first here, as slashdot is near the bottom of the list of sites I stop by more or less daily). Even more unexpectedly, there was a followup mention there of another paper about disk drives that's in some ways even more interesting: Disk failures in the real world: What does an MTTF of 1,000,000 hours mean to you?. The usual failure model seems not to fit observed failure rates very well at all, at all...
Both articles will be of interest to anyone who cares about disk drives' lifespans.
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