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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Annual Failure Rate (AFR) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) are common examples.
However, according to marketing manager Kenneth Vaughan, reliability studies have demonstrated a 40% improvement in mean time between failures from 1990 to 1991.

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