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Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017

By | August 29th, 2017

…and retired 4,286 old drives as we migrated from lower density drives to higher density drives. We cover more about migrations later on, but first let’s look at the Q2 quarterly stats. Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017 We’ll begin our review by looking at the statistics for the period of April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 (Q2 2017)….

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One Billion Drive Hours and Counting: Q1 2016 Hard Drive Stats

By | May 17th, 2016

…a drive not syncing or staying synced with the other member drives in its group A different look at Hard Drive Stats We publish the hard drive stats data on our website with the Q1 2016 results there as well. Over the years thousands of people have downloaded the files. One of the folks who downloaded the data was Ross…

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Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2016

By | January 31st, 2017

…“1.0TB” drives were 5+ years old on average when they were retired. There are only 45 of the “5.0TB” drives in operation. Can’t Get Enough Hard Drive Stats? We’ll be presenting the webinar “Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2016” on Thursday February 2, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific time. The webinar will be recorded so you can watch it over and…

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Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2017

By | May 9th, 2017

…that can load data faster will just “get in line” more often and fill up faster. There is always extra capacity when it comes to accepting data from customers. Wrapping Up We’ll continue to monitor the 8 TB enterprise drives and keep reporting our findings. If you’d like to hear more about our Hard Drive Stats, Backblaze will be presenting…

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Hard Drive Reliability Stats for Q1 2015

By | May 21st, 2015

…Check out the latest Hard Drive Stats. Over the past year we’ve been releasing hard drive reliability statistics based on the drives we use to store customer data for our online backup business. As of the end of Q1 2015 we had 44,252 hard drives spinning in our datacenter. If we subtract boot drives and drive models with…

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What SMART Stats Tell Us About Hard Drives

By | October 6th, 2016

…rely on. That means, sadly, we don’t have enough data to reach a conclusion. Perhaps one of our stat-geek readers will be able to tease out a conclusion regarding power cycles. Regardless, everyone is invited to download and review our hard drive stats data including the SMART stats for each drive. If you find anything interesting let us know….

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Hard Drive Stats – FAQ

By | February 2nd, 2015

…to the drives that have the lowest lifecycle cost. Q: Do your hard drive stats really matter for a consumer trying to make a purchase? A: That depends. If you view our data center as a “worst-case” scenario for hard drives, then yes, you can surmise that any hard drive that a consumer would buy, would perform at a slightly…

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The Decision on Transparency

By | November 14th, 2017

…data for a variety of analyses. Backblaze blog analytics showing spike in readership after a hard drive stats post Takeaway: Being open and transparent is rarely as risky as it seems. Sharing Revenue (And Other Metrics) Journalists always want to publish company revenue and other metrics, and private companies always shy away from sharing. For a long time we did,…

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