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MTBF is just a statistic. This will not help you with what you're trying to predict. In my experience with various disks from various manufacturers over the course of 20 years, Enterprise grade equipment generally lasts far longer than you ever want to even look at it in a typical environment. Yes, you will always have that 10% failure rate of everything, ...


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Nothing is a silver bullet. Build versus buy a shared storage array is a matter of operational preference more than anything. Either can be sized to most requirements, and either can provide block, file or object storage. Build your own multi node solution such as with Ceph or Gluster gives you control of the storage software and hardware. It may have a ...


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