Originally posted by simplelife
[B]My thought exactly. I think Rimmer forgot that MTBF is in hour. Beside, my PC is not on 24 hours, it should help a bit right?
In 1-2 years, better technology will come along. Now i don’t even care about my 1st gen DVD-ROM anymore. Come to think of it, I should have used it more back then. [/B]
Come on give me credit, I know better that MTBF 70,000 was in hours not seconds
Seriously, I don’t know how you calculated over 9000 DVDs,
But here’s how I calculated it and you can correct me if I’m wrong:
70,000 MTBF POH ( estimate on actual POWER ON HOURS, non operation mode)
Duty write cycle 2% of MTBF…
2% of 70,000 = 1400 HOURS of estimated write cycle before failure.
Writing a DVD Video at 4x completes on an average of 15 minutes (rounded figure). (this example involves a FULLY recorded DVD)
1400 HOURS / 15 minutes = 93 FULL LENGTH DVDs (rounded figure) Now this is not 100% accurate representation given the fact not all DVDs will be burnt full capacity, so I can add an extra margin, maybe doubling to 180-200 DVDs…
Quite a far cry from your over 9000 DVDs.