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    Google Speaks: Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population

    DATA: Those ubergeeks at Google (can't we go a day without saying or typing Google anymore?) released an interesting paper on observed hard drive failures in their data centers. It's called, aptly enough, Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population. While it doesn't name names and point out which brands are the best and worst -- it does provide a lot of interesting analysis on when the drive is most likely to fail along with the optimal operating performance. Give it a look.

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    Those hard drives are unstable based on the technology they use.

    February 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPephi

    1. FYI, that link now appears to be broken. Bummer, do you happen to have another source for this PDF? I'd also like to see some information on the stability of solid state drives. I'd imagine they're pretty rock solid.

    2. I noticed the popup comment form seems too small, ie. you can't see the complete input form when it pops up.

    February 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchris sivori

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