Bring back the Quantum Bigfoot!
3 posts • joined 12 Jul 2010
I'd like to point out that Newman seems to misunderstand "hard error rate" as meaning the drive has permanently failed. The actual definition of hard error rate is an error that can not be recovered by a retry. But most of the time, if you write that block with new data, it will hold the new data without any problems.
MTBF is the spec one should use to predict when the drive will become useless but it tends to be a computed value based on guidelines in MIL-HDBK-217F and I would not put a lot of faith in those values.
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