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Old 03-13-2007
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No one of the main h/w sites really reviews failure rates in connection to HDDs on a technical level, and there have been EE studies focusing on HDD failure rates finding that the design is the main aspect of vulnerability that render them prone to failure in the first place. This isn't the first time, hardly. Engineering level analysis is what really focuses on facts and physics, and there was one carried out by IBM not long ago with the same or very similar findings. A few corporations also studied this trend due to massive costs with lost h/w and data in many cases.
On a side, I found zero problem with my Maxtors, all of them (5) but my Raptor in RADI0 was the first to go out of all my drives which includes a wide array of them. Heavier than normal use is one candidate for destruction
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