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SSD 101: How to Upgrade Your Computer With an SSD

By | January 8th, 2019
SSD 101

…good 1 TB SSD might cost you $135. A comparable hard disk drive with twice the capacity will cost you about half that. SSDs aren’t yet available with the capacity of the largest hard disk drives, though they are getting bigger all the time. To store a great deal of data, hard drives are still the best solution. Having said…

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Buying a Hard Drive this Holiday Season? These Tips Will Help

By | November 20th, 2018

die in a five-year period. This is really good information, but it is not readily available yet. Which Hard Drive Do I Need? While hard drive failure rates are interesting, we believe that our Hard Drive Stats reports are just one of the factors to consider in your hard drive buying decision. Here are some things you should think about,…

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Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018

By | January 22nd, 2019

we had 106,919 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,965 boot drives and 104,954 data drives. This review looks at the hard drive failure rates for the data drive models in operation in our data centers. In addition, we’ll take a look at the new hard drive models we’ve added in 2018 including our 12 TB HGST and…

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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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What’s the Diff: RAM vs Storage

By | January 15th, 2019
Comparing RAM to data storage

…SSD, for example, will seem faster under load than a computer with a regular hard drive. SSDs also take less time to load apps and documents than hard drives, too. Really, if your computer is using a hard drive, one of the best things you can do to extend its life and improve performance is replace the hard drive with…

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Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018: Less is More

By | October 16th, 2018

was monitoring 97,770 hard drives used to store data. For our evaluation, we remove from consideration those drives that were used for testing purposes and those drive models for which we did not have at least 45 drives (see why below). This leaves us with 97,600 hard drives. The table below covers what happened in Q3 2018. Notes and Observations…

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How We Optimized Storage and Performance of Apache Cassandra at Backblaze

By | January 10th, 2019

…read latencies, could become blacklisted by other nodes due to its lack of responsiveness, and even crash altogether from Out-of-Memory errors (as it did often during this benchmark). Wide Partitions in Cassandra 3.11.3 Benchmarks were against Cassandra 3.11.3 In this series, the graphs demonstrate how IndexInfo objects are created either from memtable flushes or from deserialization off disk. The ShallowIndexEntry…

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An Invitation for CrashPlan Customers: Try Backblaze

By | October 18th, 2018

…we can prepare the restore locally here in our datacenter on an external USB hard drive and FedEx it to you in 24 hours. FOR FREE. All you need to do is return the hard drive within 60 days. Or you can keep the hard drive and pay a fixed fee of $189 which includes all shipping, the hard drive,…

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