Reply to post: 15 9s

HGST has an entry-level 14PB archive box... is that enough for your, er, home collection?

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15 9s

This is stupid. Once you get to 4 9s, human error becomes the dominant factor in outages. Even something that should never be screwed up like replacing a bad drive sometimes is - I saw a three hour outage on a VNX pool last fall when the EMC contractor replaced the wrong drive.

You can mitigate that through strategies that remove the human element from the picture as much as possible, but there's no way you can remove the human element enough to get to 15 9s. That's just stupid stuff some marketer came up with that the engineers in the company were probably all against claiming.

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