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HPE blames solid state drive failure for outages at Australian Tax Office

Trixr Bronze badge

Er, how are the potential failures of MODERN SSD storage potentially any more risky than other storage devices? Bad firmware = bad firmware, no matter what the storage substrate.

I remember having to replace 300+ Hitachi drives in the early 2000s - good old spinning rust, manufacturing fault with the actuator or actuator arm, I can't remember which. Ok, most of that was preventative replacement, once Dell finally admitted the problem, but a 1/5 failure rate was pretty noticeable prior to that.

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