[mythtv-users] Question re: available SATA ports and linux software RAID

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 9 18:38:24 UTC 2011

On 09/04/2011, Doug Lytle <support at drdos.info> wrote:
> Another Sillyname wrote:
>> To anyone serious about keeping their drives cool and therefore less
>> prone to failure
> Google's study showed that hot drives didn't last any longer then cool
> drives.
> "In fact, researchers indicated that drive operating temperatures had
> little to no effect on failure rates -- a cool hard drive survived no
> longer than one running hot. "
> http://www.dailytech.com/Study+Hard+Drive+MTBF+Ratings+Highly+Exaggerated/article6404.htm
> Doug
> --
> Ben Franklin quote:
> "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary
> Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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While I don't have statistical data to back it up my own experience of
building and supporting large data centres for financial institutions
would lead me to state that cooled drives fail less often then
uncooled drives.

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