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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

…Can’t Get Enough Hard Drive Stats? We’ll be presenting the webinar “Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017” on Thursday February 9, 2018 at 10:00 Pacific time. The webinar will dig deeper into the quarterly, yearly, and lifetime hard drive stats and include the annual and lifetime stats by drive size and manufacturer. You will need to subscribe to the Backblaze…

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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
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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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

…enough data to reach any conclusions about failure rates of these drives in our environment. Drive Stats Data Each day we record and store the drive statistics on every drive in our datacenter. This includes the operational status of the drive, along with the SMART statistics reported by each drive. We use the data collected to produce our Drive Stats…

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