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Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017

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

…spread out across the 20 storage pods in the tome for reliability and availability. The remaining 59 tomes, in this case, use 8 TB drives. This allows us to see the performance and reliability of a 12 TB hard drive model in an operational environment without having to buy 1,200 of them to start. Breaking news: Our first Backblaze Vault…

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Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017

By | August 29th, 2017

…set up the RAID as 1+0, but HGST (a Western Digital Company :-( ) has been no help at all other than standard RMA for a refurbished drive. Jeff What about the new Seagate ST3000DM008? Is it a good or bad drive? Should I get a 2TB HDD instead of 3 for better reliability? bmn2k17 Maybe one day, then. :)…

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Hard Drive Cost Per Gigabyte

By | July 11th, 2017
Hard Drive Cost

…WILL come down in price, but more slowly than the more incremental changes of the past. Or not. It is not like helium is ever going to be as cheap as air, and scientists are genuinely worried we might run out. dosporuno I’ve got 8TB of Toshiba drives and I love them. Great performance, value, and reliability. Buy them! Vince…

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Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives

By | October 5th, 2017
100 petabytes

…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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An Invitation for CrashPlan Customers: Try Backblaze

By | August 22nd, 2017

…a HUGE thanks to Backblaze for the drive reliability reports! Data matters! Former Crashplan user looking for Linux support for 4TB, saw B2. Goal to protect family photo’s/videos of the kids from fire & flood. Considering running Backblaze client in a windows VM with read-only access to my raid array. That should avoid the ransom-ware scenarios that one might expect…

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Hard Drive Reliability Review for 2015

By | February 16th, 2016

Reliability by Drive Size 1TB Hard Drives We removed the last of our 1TB drives during Q4 and ended the quarter with zero installed. This was done to increase the amount of storage in a 1TB filled Storage Pod as we replaced the 1TB drives with 4TB drives (and sometimes 6TB drives). Now in the same Storage Pod we get…

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Strategies for Backing Up Windows Computers

By | September 12th, 2017

…designate by either letting you include files you wish backed up or by excluding files you don’t want backed up, or both. An image backup, sometimes called a disaster recovery backup or a system clone, is useful if you need to recreate your system on a new drive or computer. The first backup generally will be a full backup of…

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CSI: Backblaze – Dissecting 3TB Drive Failure

By | April 15th, 2015

…As I replace these drives going forward, I will not be using Seagate. They have a huge reliability issue with these 3TB drives and should do something about it, even if it’s a trade in program. I would consider upgrading to a 4TB drive and pay the difference just to get off this platform. This would keep their customers on…

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