Reply to post: Re: "SSDs fail at an alarming rate in space"

HPE supercomputer is still crunching numbers in space after 340 days

Lee D Silver badge

Re: "SSDs fail at an alarming rate in space"


Hard drives, even with the best SMART monitoring in the world, fail unpredictably a large portion of the time. Any large hard drive survey will show you that.

And sometimes they fail so quickly even WITH SMART monitoring that you don't stand a chance of being able to do anything about it.

Reporting bad-sectors may be a symptom of imminent failure, but only so far as coughing up your lungs is a symptom of death. There are many other ways to die without doing that.

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