>>52640609 >Externals can be "shelled"--removed from the plastic housing. Generally, they're just 2.5/3.5 drives inside. Generally, but I've seen a lot of USB 3.0 laptop externals that aren't SATA, the internal drive has the 3.0 connection
Yeah, seems to be a thing now. My guess is that Seagate's MBAs predicted that they could unload early MTBF drives onto Costco grandmas but instead got bargain hunters popping the shell back together and RMAing them. Can't have that now so it's probably cheaper to spend more to change the interface than to not make junk drives in the first place.
Aww now, you're just being contrarian. If there's a better cache of data to consider for consumer drives, I haven't seen it.
No one study could account for every case scenario. Still, if a manufacturer can't make a drive to beat a competitor's to MTBF under continuous use with environment being a common factor, that's a valid criticism and Backblaze's data is essentially that.
>>52641025 >Consumer drives Yeah too bad they test in an enterprise environment >No one study can account for every case scenario Actually they can if they weren't crooked bastards >With environment being a common factor You mean a fucking server rack right? Not a desktop or laptop.
>You mean a fucking server rack right? Not a desktop or laptop.
Yes, a custom rack. However, all of the drives are subjected to the same treatment and temperatures so essentially the data being gathered is which OEM's consumer drive will fail first under adverse--but certainly not impossible to replicate--conditions.
Curiously, you've not provided a superior reference of data. Surely someone who is so certain of his superior knowledge would have such data to hand?
Yes, I've run into this ilk of /g/entoomen before. These unfriendly fedora wearers live to find what they believe to be weaknesses in any argument and then launch diatribes against it without offering anything better in response.
I'm sure you gentlemen are clever, intelligent, pleasant-smelling beings.
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