Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.

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Making sense of "mean time to failure" (MTTF)

Last week researchers at Carnegie Mellon University published a paper which examined the real-world reliability of hard drives. It concluded that hard drive failure rate was much higher (by a factor of about fifteen times higher) than that expected based on mean time to failure (MTTF) information supplied by manufacturers. So why is there such a huge difference between MTTF ratings and the real world?

March 12, 2007 by

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