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Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017

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

…always, you can download the hard drive statistics data we use to create these reports. Q3 2017 Hard Drive Failure Rates Since our Q2 2017 report, we added 9,599 new hard drives and retired 6,221 hard drives, for a net add of 3,378 drives and a total of 86,529. These numbers are for those hard drives of which we have…

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Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017

By | February 1st, 2018

…comments. Hard Drive Reliability Statistics for Q4 2017 At the end of Q4 2017 Backblaze was monitoring 91,305 hard drives used to store data. For our evaluation we remove from consideration those drives which were used for testing purposes and those drive models for which we did not have at least 45 drives (read why after the chart). This leaves…

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Your Hard Drive Crashed — Get Working Again Fast with Backblaze

By | March 15th, 2018

…got a running computer and are ready to restore your files from Backblaze, you can skip forward to Restore the Files to the Drive. If you need to replace the hard drive in your computer before you restore your files, you can continue reading. Buy a New Hard Drive to Replace the Failed Drive The hard drive is gone, so…

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HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold? — Part 2

By | March 13th, 2018

…that seemed better in just about every way compared to hard drives. I was ready to fully embrace the promise of SSDs. And I have. My desktop uses an SSD for booting, applications, and for working files. My laptop has a single 512GB SSD. I still use hard drives, however. The second, third, and fourth drives in my desktop computer…

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Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives

By | October 5th, 2017
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…Backblaze just ordered 100 petabytes’ worth of hard drives, and yes, we’ll use nearly all of them in Q4. In fact, we’ll begin the process of sourcing the Q1 hard drive order in the next few weeks. What are we doing with all those hard drives? Let’s take a look. Our First 10 Petabyte Backblaze Vault Ken clicked…

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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

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HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold?

By | March 5th, 2018

…SSDs have over magnetic platter type drives, also known as HDDs (Hard-Disk Drives). We’re a large user of HDDs in our data centers (currently 100,000 hard drives holding over 500 petabytes of data). We want to provide the best performance, reliability, and economy for our cloud backup and cloud storage services, so we continually evaluate which drives to use for…

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Hard Drive Reliability Review for 2015

By | February 16th, 2016

…the HGST drives have more hours. The HGST drives are older, as such they have more drives hours, but most of our recent drive purchases have been Seagate drives. Case in point, nearly all of the 16,000+ drives purchased in 2015 have been Seagate drives. Of the Seagate drives purchased in 2015, over 85% were 4TB Seagate drives. Hard Drive

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