djk at tobit.co.uk
Sat Jan 31 10:16:18 GMT 2009
Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 9:35 PM, Simon Wistow <simon at thegestalt.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 05:33:29PM +0000, Dave Cantrell said:
>>> My old LaCie drives worked just fine 24 hours a day for years. I'll be
>>> Quite Pissed Off my the WD things can't do the same.
>> The MyBook ran mostly on for a couple of years but I think it was the
>> strain of copying over all the data. Maybe.
> I'd say you were just unlucky, or the thing got beaten about in transit or
> had a lot of power cycling stress. Service life of a drive is 3+ years
> normally and failure rates around 2yrs would be in the order of <<10% of
> drives under continuous, heavy load.
http://research.google.com/archive/disk_failures.pdf refers :-)
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