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Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
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
Posted by: Ian
Date posted: Wed Nov 28 4:36:10 US/Eastern 2001
Subject: Typical MTBF Values
On pg 54 of the Reliabilty Toolkit: CPE, there is a table of typical MTBF values for computer equipment. Are these figures overly pessimistic? If so is there a source of information that will provide more accurate values. (Not all manufacturers are helpful when asking for this information. I would be grateful if anybody could provide me with the numbers.
Thanks in advance.
Subject: failure rates
Reply Posted by: don miller
Date Posted: Sat Dec 8 19:16:48 US/Eastern 2001
These number mean nothing. All MTBF preditions mean nothing. They never had any meaning and never will. It took me several years to realize this truth. I got sucked up in to failure rate as a young OR applied math engineer. WOW did I have fun. Ran around the country presenting magic. Just give me an MTBF. Bad Please take some time and explore any so called source of data. you will soon learn.