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  1. hi, i am interested in Brands/Series reliability data. Especially in reliability of the 60 GB drives. My Maxtor 30GB HD in home computer just died :-( I did not expect it to happen at all so I did not have much stuff backed up. Now, I need to recreate a lot of data. I want to buy a different brand HD too. However, this time I am more interested in reliability then in performance. Thanks
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    IBM Deskstar 120GXP

    I have read some specs for both IBM 60GXP and 120 GXP drives. Here we go: Projected term of life: 5 years when operating in average desktop i.e. average 333 POH a month (power-on hours). It means roughly 10 hours a day. :? Yes, it does not look for the servers. It means 5/2.5 = 2 years of projected life for the servers. Now, total hours are 333 a month * 12 months * 5 years=roughly 20,000 hours. From the Western Digital site, for WD 600BB, the component design life is 5 years too. However, the MTBF is 500,000 POH. I don't have a clue what MTBF is, but 500,000 POH is 25 times more than 20,000. For the WD1200JB they do not tell POH at all, just mention 5 years. What do you think about all these numbers?