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Topic # 99732 26-Mar-2012 12:57 Send private message

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/gadget-reviews/6637087/Review-Intel-Series-520-solid-state-disk


Quotes 1.2M (136 Years) Hours MTBF. Now as *I* understand that, they are saying the average drive will last that long? So If the average is 136 Years, I am wondering what their actual failure rate is and what that makes the minimum and maximum and how they actually test that :) 

I am thinking that if they have ONLY 50 drives a year fail in the first 2-3 years, then some of these drives must be lasting a very very very long time to bring the average to 136 years. Or has my math failed me?



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  Reply # 600265 26-Mar-2012 13:51 Send private message

More like your understanding fails you, I suppose: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_time_between_failures#Common_MTBF_misconceptions

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