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Google disk reliability paper

January 5th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Google released a study of 100,000 consumer-class ATA disk drives that revealed a wealth of information including S.M.A.R.T. data analysis; drive temperature vs. disk failure rates; annualized failure rates; and survival probabilities. 

Percentage of failed drives with S.M.A.R.T. errors

Percentage of failed drives with S.M.A.R.T. errors

AFR for failed disks 

GCN magazine interviewed me for a follow-up article about it. “Similarly, David Lethe, president of diagnostic software vendor SANtools, suggests that” … (well, read the article if you want to know what I said).

The full text of the study can be found at http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf

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