While it seems that ”unreliability” is a concept that’s keeping us from driving even the most economical of cars these days, it’s nice to see that the hard drive industry is moving in the opposite direction.
Seagate announced that they are standing firmly behind the reliability of their mission critical drives by extending the mean-time-between-failure of Savvio 10K drive by 25% or 2M hours MTBF. This works out to a .44% annualized failure rate – the industry’s lowest! This should reduce service and support calls and helps improve the total return on investment. Couple this great MTBF with it’s increased data integrity through the industry’s first implementation of protection information (PI) (which protects in-flight data between the host and the drive) and IT managers can rest easy – on or off the road!
Original post: Inside IT Storage @ Seagate