Investigation: Is Your SSD More Reliable Than A Hard Drive? : SSD Reliability: Is Your Data Really Safe?

“Let’s put everything we’ve explored into some rational perspective. Here is what we know about hard drives from the two cited studies.
1. MTBF tells you nothing about reliability.
2. The annualized failure rate (AFR) is higher than what manufacturers claim.
3. Drives do not have a tendency to fail during the first year of use. Failure rates steadily increase with age.
4. SMART is not a reliable warning system for impending failure detection.
5. The failure rates of “enterprise” and “consumer” drives are very much similar.
6. The failure of one drive in an array increases the likelihood of another drive failure.
7. Temperature has a minor effect on failure rates.”

Investigation: Is Your SSD More Reliable Than A Hard Drive? : SSD Reliability: Is Your Data Really Safe? SSD Reliability: Is Your Data Really Safe? Investigation: Is Your SSD More Reliable Than A Hard Drive? : Back in 2008, Intel made a case to us about storage bottlenecking its Nehalem architecture. We …

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