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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Lanny Gerber ( )
Organization:L-3 Communications
Date posted: Wed Aug 8 11:13:07 US/Eastern 2001
Subject: MSBF
How is Mean Swaps Between failure calculated ? This seems to be the new marketing term.


Subject: Re: MSBF
Reply Posted by: Richard Smith ( )
Date Posted: Wed Aug 8 13:03:22 US/Eastern 2001
I believe that MSBF applies mainly to devices having interchangeable media. For example, it is the mean number of times a floppy disk can be changed in a floppy disk drive before the drive fails. Anybody please feel free to correct me if I am wrong. Richard.

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