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---- Google Publishes Hard Drive Study
AlexK - 10:06 pm on Feb 19, 2007 (gmt 0)Young drives (less than 2 years) prefer it hot (above 35C), whilst older drives like it mild (below 40C).
Get rid after the first scan error (39 times more likely to fail within 60 days than if none).
Get rid after the first sector reallocation (14 times more likely to fail within 60 days than if none) (21 times for offline reallocations).
Get rid after the first sector Probational Count (16 times more likely to fail within 60 days than if none).
More than 56% of failed drives do not have either SMART-reported scan errors, sector reallocations, offline reallocations nor sector Probational Counts.
More than 72% of all drives report seek errors.
36% of failed drives have no error signals of any kind.OK. I'm off to watch Prison Break now. Interesting article.
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