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Can you point me to any evidence contrary to Google's results? And I mean large-scale independent research, not word-of-mouth or some guy's blog.
My opinion is based on nearly 30 years working in the storage business (yes, I'm *that* old).

I'm not saying Google is wrong but what I am saying is theirs is a single study that contradicts widespread understanding of disk failure modes. Before jumping on the google bandwagon, it'd be prudent to wait for independent studies that duplicate their findings. After all, there could be mistakes in their methodology and/or data. In the meantime, I'll continue to follow the guidelines I've seen work in practice for years. Keep hard drives cool and keep 'em running and once past the infant mortality period they'll last a lot longer.
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so it is basically one person and not a large scale independent research....
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how do you find out your lifespam of your HDD?

i think mine goes from 2005 one of my 80gb idl
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My opinion is based on nearly 30 years working in the storage business (yes, I'm *that* old).


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I'm not saying Google is wrong but what I am saying is theirs is a single study that contradicts widespread understanding of disk failure modes. Before jumping on the google bandwagon, it'd be prudent to wait for independent studies that duplicate their findings. After all, there could be mistakes in their methodology and/or data. In the meantime, I'll continue to follow the guidelines I've seen work in practice for years. Keep hard drives cool and keep 'em running and once past the infant mortality period they'll last a lot longer.
I can certainly understand wanting additional studies/verification to Google's claims, especially when they contradict long-standing beliefs.

This is how I see it; I have read a thorough, large-scale, independent paper that challenges some common understandings. But I can't find any other publishings (of similar scale and scope) that oppose Google's results/reinforce aforementioned understandings. While we shouldn't trust one source blindly, I believe it's smarter than trusting beliefs with no apparent sources.
 
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