[mythtv-users] OT: Interesting study on HDD failure by Googlelabs

jason maxwell decepticon at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 17:36:37 UTC 2007

just like with an engine in a car, the most wear is suffered at
startup. keeping a disk spinning is much less painful than start/stop

On 2/19/07, Marco Nelissen <marcone at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> >> http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf
> >
> >Wow. First Google helps us out by putting MythTV in the Summer of
> >Code (2006), now they indirectly help us out by publishing everything
> >they know about hard disk failures. Google just <3's us (indirectly).
> One of the points they make:
>    Contrary to previously reported results, we found
>    very little correlation between failure rates and ei­
>    ther elevated temperature or activity levels.
> I remember a while ago disk failure due to wear was brought forward as a
> reason against tivo-like "always record with all tuners" functionality
> in mythtv. Time to reconsider that... :)
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