Storage Enclosure Reliability: Analysis of Various Enclosure Configurations With Implications on Data Reliability and Resulting Backup Applicability
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Overview: This paper analyzes the failure rates of various types of external storage enclosures, so that users can understand why certain types of enclosures are more reliable than other types. After analysis, recommendations are made as to types of enclosures which are more favorable for selection as data backup devices. As a result, users may purchase enclosures with a greater understanding of what can go wrong, and why.