Interesting Read from Robin Harris (thank you)
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s unsettled science. For instance: the effect of temperature on disk drives. Shorten their life or not? Most studies say no – including a new one – but Microsoft researchers disagree. Can’t we all just get along?
The folks at Backblaze published a detailed blog post on observed effects of temperature on disk drives. Like most studies, they didn’t find one: After looking at data on over 34,000 drives, I found that overall there is no correlation between temperature and failure rate.
Read on here