hard drive failure rate

Sun 29 December 2013

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I just found a study about hard drive failure. It reminds me another study held in 2007.

The first thing I see is that the failure rate is still higher in the first year and after 3 years. That means that a hard drive fail because it is poorly constructed (first year) or because it is too old (after 3 years) but (almost) never in between.

Anyway, next persistent storage device generation is based on SSD, and have not yet found study on SSD failure.

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