On 07/29/12 14:52, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

My opinion is that complete hard drive failure and block-level media
failure are two totally different things.


That would depend on the recovery behavior of the drive for
block-level media failure.  A drive whose firmware does excessive
(reports of up to 2 minutes) retries of a bad sector may be
indistinguishable from a failed drive.  See previous discussions
of the firmware differences between desktop and enterprise drives.
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