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MTBF data unavailable

MTBF data unavailable

(OP)
Hi,
I must often do RAM analysis of based systems on PC, workstation...... but I have a lot difficulty to find the MTBF or some other RAM parameters of these componenents. Can someone tell me if a (free) database exist for this values?

Thank you in advance.

RE: MTBF data unavailable

I'd almost think that was a company-proprietary value shared with only a select few (read, those who can afford to purchase the data from the manufacturer). Other than MTBF data from independent test shops (Google ran a good test on hard drives, for example). RAM is a pretty tough cookie these days... it wouldn't surprise me if MBTF is well into the 100k hours range for a quality brand. At that point, it makes sense to just upgrade for most applications.

Dan - Owner
http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com

RE: MTBF data unavailable

(OP)
Thank you All,
for a preliminary analysis, before the purchasing of the component, I can't ask the data to possible supplier......
For this reason I trying to find a database....



RE: MTBF data unavailable

Buy from a reputable manufacturer (e.g., Kingston) and enjoy a lifetime warranty... even if the RAM does give up the ghost, they replace it for free. Tough to beat that kind of warranty.

Dan - Owner
http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com

RE: MTBF data unavailable

(OP)
MacGyver2000 I will follow your suggestion.

RE: MTBF data unavailable

(OP)
RAM = Reliability Availability and Maintainability.

RE: MTBF data unavailable

You could check out failure rate databases like Exida, MIL-HDBK-217 and RAC FMD–97. They list FIT (failure in time) values for all sorts of electronic components. You'll have to do some derivations to extrapolate to PC components, but that's the way safety critical type analysis is done.

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