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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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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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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?

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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Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives

By | October 5th, 2017
100 petabytes

…any given time, several vaults stand ready to receive data storage requests. Drive Stats for the New Drives In our Q3 2017 Drive Stats report, due out in late October, we’ll start reporting on the 10 TB drives we are adding. It looks like the 12 TB drives will come online in Q4. We’ll also get a better look at…

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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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CSI: Backblaze – Dissecting 3TB Drive Failure

By | April 15th, 2015

drives deployed in 2012 were external drives. These drives showed no evidence of failing at a higher rate than their internal counterparts. Theory – The Drive Itself This brings us to the final thing to consider, the drives themselves. The drives in question were produced beginning in Q3 of 2011. It was during this period that the Thailand Drive Crisis…

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