MTBF is an acronym for Mean Time Between Failures. It’s a measurement of the average time a device is expected to work before a failure of some sort occurs. It’s important to realize that it’s an average, and not a prediction of how long a specific device will last.« Back to Glossary Index
Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.