SCSI to IDE
eric at brouhaha.com
Sat Nov 27 17:42:16 CST 2010
> I fail to see what you're driving at. Most of my SCSI drives were
> purchased new between, oh, 15-20 years ago and all have fewer than
> 1000 hours on them.
> My situation can scarcely be unique.
The MTBF is a statistical measure or prediction of the behavior of a
population of drives (not a single drive!) during the design life
(typically five years). The MTBF rating of drives you purchased 15-20
years ago means absolutely NOTHING at this late date. If the drives
keep working, that's great, but you don't have any particular basis for
expecting them to do so for any length of time.
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