[Beowulf] Are disk MTBF ratings at all useful?

Andrew Holway andrew.holway at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 17:28:54 PDT 2013


> The net of all this is that (and I'll bet you if you read all 21 of the
> references, you'll find this).. Disk drive life time is very hard to
> predict.

I dunno about that; the error bars are not that big. Given a big enough
sample size I think you could predict failure rates with some accuracy.
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