Mulling over MTBF.

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Wed Sep 12 11:42:20 PDT 2001

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 09:04:21AM -0400, Carlos O'Donell Jr. wrote:

> - Does spindown/spinup on common IDE drives effect MTBF?
>  (Any drive for the matter)

A typical drive is rated for 30,000 to 50,000 start/stop cycles. But
that's the lifetime; I don't think there are any published numbers
about MTBF related to start/stop cycles.


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