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Disk drives suck less than they did a couple of years ago. Which is nice

Alan Brown Silver badge

Deathstars didn't turn up their toes for mechanical reasons.

They had the same 49.7day uptime bug as Windows95 had and for the same reason. Counter rollover.

32 bits unsigned max value is 4,294,967,295; that many milliseconds comes out to about 49.7 days

Believe it or not I still see this one showing up on various pieces of kit. Most recently: Enterprise Wireless Access Points, but it's shown up in tape robots, Hardware RAID arrays (as in the self-contained drawers), NASes and other systems over the years.

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