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Why doesn't Western Digital provide MTBF information?

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I was curious what the MTBF was on their 2TB drives. Went to their website and notice they don't display that info for any of their hard drives.
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You need to check the appropriate PDF file that WD provides on their site.
I see 1.2 million hours MTBF.
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AFAIK, they used to provide the MTBF numbers, and they were:

Caviar Blue & Green 750,000 hours, Black & RE 1200000 hours

I'm not positive though. I was just recently wondering the same thing, actually. I wish this could be clarified by someone.
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You need to check the appropriate PDF file that WD provides on their site.
I see 1.2 million hours MTBF.
Now that's a pain in the ass when they could've just posted it on their specs page for each drive.
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WD hides MTBF data for 5400rpm drives because they have lower reliability
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