August 2011

Should you Trust the MTBF on a Disk Drive?

When you read the specifications on most modern disk drives, you’ll likely come across a statistic called MTBF. MTBF is the “Mean Time Between Failure” or the average time before the device is likely to fail. Disk drives usually carry an MTBF of over 1 million hours. Given that there are 8,760 hours per year,... Read More