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mean time between failure

The operating time between the beginning of a component’s life to its first electronic or mechanical failure.

One of the most critical components of a personal computer is its hard drive, which typically has an MTBF of 250,000/hours.
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This frequency should be related to the amount and criticality of pipette use and the lab's MTBF experience.
A higher MTBF due to durable construction and specialized coatings and cable reduces the total cost of operation and provides a positive long-term result.
Furthermore, the value of each M is dependent upon [theta]*, the specified MTBF the contractor must try to reach with each modification, and upon [theta], the current MTBF of the population of items procured.
By utilizing this Trazar-proprietary service, with the longer T5000 MTBF, semiconductor manufacturers can extend the life of their current process equipment without often-recurring down-time and the resulting productivity and yield losses associated with the older P5000-based systems," said Gary Ater, Trazar's Vice President of Marketing.
An MTBF greater than the service life does imply that the expected failure rate is less than one per unit over its lifetime but it says absolutely nothing about how long this life is.
0M hour MTBF, like Hitachi's Deskstar E7K500 SATA drive, will play an increasingly important role in data centers that require 24 x 7 availability for disk-to-disk backup, email/video archiving and other nearline storage applications.
AIT-3 drives are designed for a mean time between failure (MTBF) of up to 400,000 hours (compared with DLT's 250,000 MTBF rating) and a 100% duty cycle.
1) CMP = chemical mechanical planarization; MTBF = mean time between failure
2 million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) and 10,000 RPM, 5.
And reliability has kept pace moving from 250,000 hours MTBF (20% duty-cycle) to up to 370,000 hours MTBF in the new Travan40 tape drive-an increase of approximately 50%.
MTBF of the device is 3Mhrs in accordance with Telcordia SR-332 calculations at 40degC and 80% load.