mean time between failure

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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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Mean Time Between Failures is often confused with service life.
Even with excellent hardware the runtime of large jobs was restricted by the mean time between failures of 1000's of processors.
This is a major improvement over current servers and operating systems and yields substantially longer mean time between failures (MTBF).
This has made CSS Laboratories an industry leader in developing and testing client solutions that yield higher than usual industry Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), as well as providing longer product life cycles.

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