JAMF wees ons op een interessante database die op het net te vinden is. StorageReview.com is namelijk begonnen met het verzamelen van de uitval gegevens van een groot aantal harddisks die sinds 1998 op de markt zijn gebracht. Om de database te bekijken, moet je je kostenloos registeren en je eigen harddisk(s) aan de database toevoegen om daarna door de hele database te kunnen browsen.
The Results are in!! 05 November 2001 You have reliability figures for hard drives… finally! We’ve completed work on our initial analysis engine, a program that takes all the results submitted by participants (approaching 6000 strong!), filters out questionable results, considers the drive’s age, failure rate, obsolescence rate, & a host of other factors, and delivers a composite reliability score on a 10-point scale. We couldn’t have made it this far without StorageReview.com’s own readers as well as knowledgeable readers directed to the survey from sites around the ‘net. Thank you all! That said, we hope 6000 results represent just the beginning. Imagine 50,000 results or more! Conclusions could then be drawn with more confidence on more models. Use the reliability database and encourage your friends and your favorite sites to participate in creating an ever more robust data set from which the engine can draw results. Speaking of the analysis engine, our work on it hasn’t ended yet… we’re already combing the process to find ways through which its accuracy and dependability may be increased to new levels. If you haven’t participated in the reliability database yet, do so by entering your experiences with all your drives! By participating, you’ll not only aid others in our extended hardware community, you’ll also gain access to these valuable results!