[arch-general] Reliability test for hard drives and SSD

Guus Snijders gsnijders at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 11:16:30 UTC 2018

Op za 3 mrt. 2018 08:56 schreef Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com>:

> On Sat, 03 Mar 2018 10:20:51 +0300, Andrey Ponomarenko wrote:
> >The primary aim of the project is to find drives with longest "power
> >on hours" and minimal number of errors.
> Pardon, but this is idiotic, since the HDDs and SSDs with the longest
> power on hours and minimal number of errors are already discontinued,
> if you want to buy a new drive. Your statistic at best is useful to
> find out what HDDs and SSDs fail much to early, but than consider to
> care about the usage.

Actually, it could be very useful to have a real insight in these figures.

Similar reports by backblaze (a storage company) have been very helpful in
deciding which HDD's to buy (or skip!) at $work.
Also, this potentially gives *real* insight in SSD reliability; most other
sources are "promises" by the manufacturer, some testers and perhaps random
people who happened to run into a problem.

Even if most models will indeed have been discontinued by now.

Mvg, Guus Snijders

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