HGST Helium-filled HDDs pass 2.5 Million-hour MTBF

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Western Digital is outting proud that that massive volume sized Helium-filled HDDs (10TB already sampling) pass a 2.5 Million-hour MTBF. Now shipping its second generation HelioSeal Platform drives,...

    HGST Helium-filled HDDs pass 2.5 Million-hour MTBF
     
  2. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    how can they claim pass a 2.5 Million-hour MTBF?
    or i miss taken what written in article ?

    *2.5million hours = 285.198882 years
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    I believe MTFB data is derived from testing on a large amount of drives from which they extrapolate some sort of 'guesstimate'. Personally I think MTFB is useless in terms of determining actual drive reliability. It just shows that large statistical examples may fare better in testing than other rival brands.
     
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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    I guess they won't be offering a lifetime warranty.
     

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