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PC Hardware Failure Rates By Component and Manufacturer

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This was posted by Flam at Snoxd.net. I found it to be very interesting. It’s hardware failure statistics for components and manufacturers. Originally in French, he translated it through Google.

Summary:

Parts sold between September ’08 and March ’09. 6 months to 1 year of operation. Minimum sample of 500, or 100 per model.

Mobo total:
– MSI: 2.46%
– Gigabyte : 2.83%
– ASRock : 3.11%
– ASUSTeK : 3.5%

Mobo P45 Express chipset:
– ASUSTeK 2.69%
– Gigabyte 3.81%
– ASRock 4.22%
– MSI 7.28%

PSU:
– Antec 0.84%
– Seasonic 1.31%
– CoolerMaster 1.52%
– Corsair 1.67%
– Fortron 1.70%
– Enermax 3.1%
– Thermaltake 3.45%
– Hiper 4.47%

PSU model (500-550W):
– CoolerMaster 520W RealPower 0.5%
– Seasonic M12II-500 0.7%
– Antec TruePower Trio 550W 0.8%
– Corsair HX520W 1.1%
– Seasonic S12II-500 1.1%
– Corsair VX550W 1.4%
– Antec Earthwatts EA500 1.5%
– CoolerMaster Silent Pro M500 1.6%
– Fortron Blue Storm 500W 1.6%
– Antec NeoPower 500 1.9%
– Antec NeoPower 550 1.9%
– Thermaltake Toughpower Qfan 500W 1.9%
– Enermax Modu82+ EMD525AWT 2.1%
– Fortron Blue Storm 2 500W 2.7%
– CoolerMaster Extreme Power 500W 2.9%
– Hiper HPU-4M530 4.5%

RAM:
– Kingston 0.47%
– G.Skill 1.46%
– Crucial 1.70%
– Corsair 2.19%
– OCZ 2.56%

RAM kits >5% failure rate:
– Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB DDR2-SDRAM PC8500 BL2KIT12864AL1065 16.3%
– OCZ Value 2GB DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 OCZ2V8002GK 9.8%
– Corsair Dominator 2GB DDR2-SDRAM PC8500 TWIN2X2048-8500C5D 8.5%
– Corsair XMS3 DHX 2GB DDR3-SDRAM PC12800 TWIN3X2048-1600C7DHX 8.3%
– Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB DDR2-SDRAM PC6400 BL2KIT12864AL80A 6.7%
– Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2-SDRAM PC8500 TWIN2X4096-8500C5D 5.9%
– Corsair XMS2 DHX 4GB DDR2-SDRAM PC6400 TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX 5.2%
– Corsair XMS3 DHX 2GB DDR3-SDRAM PC12800 TW3X2048-1600C9DHX 5.2%
Comparison: Kingston HyperX series 0.84%

GPU:
– PNY 1.69%
– ASUSTeK 1.71%
– MSI 2.05%
– Gigabyte 2.63%
– Sapphire 2.7%
– Gainward 3.15%
– Point Of View 4.67%

GPU chipset:
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260: 2.4%
– ATI Radeon HD 4850 : 3.3%
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 : 6.5%
– ATI Radeon HD 4870 : 6.1%
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 : 8.3%
– ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 : 10.5%

GPU model:
– Sapphire 4870 X2 10.6%
– Gigabyte GV-N98TOC-1GH 10.6%
– Sapphire 4870 512MB 10.1%
– Gainward GTX 280 8.7%
– Gigabyte GV-N98XPZL-1GH 8.1%
– Gainward 4870 512MB GS 7.5%
– ASUSTeK GTX 280 7.4%
– Point Of View 9800 GT 7%
– Gainward 4850 512MB GS 6.9%
– Gigabyte N28-1GH-B 6.4%

HDD:
– Western 0.89%
– Hitachi 0.92%
– Samsung 2.25%
– Maxtor 2.79%
– Seagate 2.89%

HDD models >3% failure rate:
– Samsung SpinPoint T 500GB: 12.9%
– Maxtor DiamondMax 22 1TB : 6.5%
– Seagate 7200.11 500GB : 5.2%
– Maxtor DiamondMax 22 500GB : 4.8%
– Maxtor DiamondMax 22 750GB : 3.9%
– Seagate 7200.11 1TB : 3.7%
– Seagate 7200.11 750GB : 3.6%
– Hitachi 320GB IDE : 3.2%

HDD 1TB models:
– Maxtor DiamonMax 22: 6.5%
– Seagate 7200.11 : 3.7%
– Samsung SpinPoint F1 : 2.9%
– Samsung EcoGreen F1 : 1.6%
– WD Caviar Green WD10EACS : 0.9%
– Hitachi 7K1000.B : 0.8%
– WD Caviar Black : 0%
– WD Caviar Green WD10EADS : 0%

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