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What is the Best Hard Drive?

By | January 21st, 2015

…or the Failure of 0.67? “The Power of One Desktop hard drives from Seagate give you with the Power of One. One terabyte per disc technology. One drive platform for every capacity need and every desktop storage application. One hard drive qualification effort. One hard drive platform to choose from. One hard drive with trusted performance, reliability, and simplicity to…

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Hard Disk Drive (HDD) vs Solid State Drive (SSD): What’s the Diff?

By | September 20th, 2018

personal computers. Constantly improving technology has enabled hard drive makers to pack more storage capacity than ever, at a cost per gigabyte that still makes hard drives the best bang for the buck. As sophisticated as they’ve become, hard drives have been around since 1956. The ones back then were two feet across and could store only a few megabytes…

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Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2018

By | July 24th, 2018

in our original Storage Pods. Hard Drive Migrations Continue The Q2 2018 Quarterly chart above was based on 98,184 hard drives. That was only 138 more hard drives than Q1 2018, which was based on 98,046 drives. Yet, we added nearly 40 PB of cloud storage during Q1. If we tried to store 40 PB on the 138 additional drives…

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Getting Rid of Your Mac? Here’s How to Securely Erase a Hard Drive or SSD

By | May 29th, 2018

of your hard drive. To run a 7-pass erase of your SSD drive in “JohnB-Macbook”, you would enter the following: diskutil secureErase freespace 2 /Volumes/JohnB-Macbook And remember, if you used a space in the name of your Mac’s hard drive, you need to insert a leading backslash before the space. For example, to run a 35-pass erase on a hard

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Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2018

By | May 1st, 2018

For the most recent Hard Drive Reliability Statistics, as well as the raw hard drive test data, visit Hard Drive Data and Stats. As of March 31, 2018 we had 100,110 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,922 boot drives and 98,188 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics for the data drive models…

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An Inside Look at Data Center Storage Integration: A Complex, Iterative, and Sustained Process

By | June 12th, 2018

years; firmware design can unlock the ability for that same hardware platform to persist in the field at the best cost structure if updates are deployed for continuous improvement over the product life cycle. In close and constant consultation with data center customers, hard drive engineers release firmware updates to ensure products provide the best experience in the field. Having…

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The Helium Factor and Hard Drive Failure Rates

By | May 3rd, 2018

key challenges in using helium inside of a hard drive: helium escapes from most containers, even if they are well sealed. It took years for hard drive manufacturers to create containers that could contain helium while still functioning as a hard drive. This container innovation allows helium-filled drives to function at spec over the course of their lifetime. Checking for…

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Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018: Less is More

By | October 16th, 2018

besting the previous low of 1.82% from Q2 of 2018. The Hard Drive Stats Data The complete data set used to create the information used in this review is available on our Hard Drive Test Data page. You can download and use this data for free for your own purpose. All we ask are three things: 1) you cite Backblaze…

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