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HD life

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jerseydevil, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. jerseydevil

    jerseydevil Private First Class

    Does a HD have an average life in hours?
  2. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Yes they had manufacturers guides of MTBF ( Mean Time Between Failure ) average is 1million hours of modern HDs, but like everytjing in life they are just an estimation as you cannot plan for the unxepected.

    Link with enough equations to keep a mathmatician happy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failure_rate
  3. splitt3r

    splitt3r You are now the victim of a drive by title change

    good drives can last over 10 years, they usually fail between 5-10 years though.
  4. ASUS

    ASUS MajorGeek

    Seagates I believe have 5 yr warranty
    Most other Major brands are 3 yr

    You can run as many hours as you wish within the warranty or RMA;)
  5. Bold Eagle

    Bold Eagle MajorGeek

    But it must be rembered even with mathematical life expectancy equations they will not account for variation in the maunfacturers, raw products, labour and or quality control measures. So occasionally you will have one just die!

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