How Accurate are Disk Storage Reliability Ratings?

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nickmo

I would like to see a cummulative distribution graph on every Hard Drive box that displays the percentage of drive failures per year for five years for that particular model or series of drives.

 It would be more informative than a million-hours-plus MTBF rating.

For example:

1% of these drives failed in the first year

1.5% failed in the second year making the likelyhood of failing in the second year  2.5%

1.5% failed in the third year making the likelyhood of failing in the third year 4%

...

and so on

but, it's probably too much to expect from a company trying to sell a product.

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