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

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Sat Apr 9 21:11:57 UTC 2011

On 11-04-09 02:01 PM, Doug Lytle 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

That's for "young drives", under 3-4 years old.
>From that same study, hot drives older than three years DID fail more frequently,
though not a lot.


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