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dsr@Florence.edu
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      11-24-2003
How do you compare different MTBF benchmarks for hard drives? My
Maxtor drive specs claim 1 bit error in 10e 15 reads. Other hard
drive manufacturers state MTBF in terms of hours of use. How do these
different standards compare?
 
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      11-25-2003
On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 15:30:42 GMT, http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:

>How do you compare different MTBF benchmarks for hard drives? My
>Maxtor drive specs claim 1 bit error in 10e 15 reads. Other hard


bit error rates are nothing to do with MTBF

>drive manufacturers state MTBF in terms of hours of use. How do these
>different standards compare?


 
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      11-25-2003
They use a "PROJECTED FIELD MTBF "

http://www.aberdeeninc.com/abcatg/HDG8008.htm


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> How do you compare different MTBF benchmarks for hard drives? My
> Maxtor drive specs claim 1 bit error in 10e 15 reads. Other hard
> drive manufacturers state MTBF in terms of hours of use. How do these
> different standards compare?



 
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