Google publishes 'Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population"

By Rick
Feb 18, 2007
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  1. A pretty interesting read that I found over at Slashdot.

    http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    interesting paper on SMART drives.

    Their findings are interesting
    thanks Rick.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    don't put all your eggs in one basket
    I would not use any drive over 200gb
    seen and heard of to many failures for drives over that size



    PS
    got a new cherry keyboard man its great
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Well, supposing 200GB drives fail twice as often than 100GB drives, then it really doesn't matter which ones I use :p
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    just for note, I am running two 300GB one 400GB, and have a 500GB ordered and have yet to have one fail, this is over a 4 year period. of course all of these are used in a home compasity. meaning not heavily other than the boot drive. the whole computer is only booted at max once a week or when installing software, or reinstalling the op system.
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