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Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017

By | February 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. Beginning in April 2013, Backblaze has recorded and saved daily hard drive statistics from the drives in our data centers. Each entry consists of the date, manufacturer, model, serial number, status (operational or failed), and all of…

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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 Drive Stats for Q3 2017

By | October 26th, 2017
Q3 2017 Hard Drive Stats

For the most recent Hard Drive Reliability Statistics, as well as the raw hard drive test data, visit Hard Drive Data and Stats. In Q3 2017, Backblaze introduced both 10 TB and 12 TB hard drives into our data centers, we continued to retire 3 TB and 4 TB hard drives to increase storage density, and we added over 59…

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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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What is HAMR and How Does It Enable the High-Capacity Needs of the Future?

By | December 14th, 2017

During Q4, Backblaze deployed 100 petabytes worth of Seagate hard drives to our data centers. The newly deployed Seagate 10 and 12 TB drives are doing well and will help us meet our near term storage needs, but we know we’re going to need more drives — with higher capacities. That’s why the success of new hard drive technologies like…

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Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017

By | August 29th, 2017

For the most recent Hard Drive Reliability Statistics, as well as the raw hard drive test data, visit Hard Drive Data and Stats. In this update, we’ll review the Q2 2017 and lifetime hard drive failure rates for all our current drive models. We also look at how our drive migration strategy is changing the drives we use and we’ll…

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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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