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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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Improved Search for Backblaze’s Blog

By | October 24th, 2017

…which are the most popular search terms on our blog. Here are some of the top searches: hard drive stats drive reliability storage pod CrashPlan reliability best hard drive WordPress Synology encryption NAS Linux Here’s an example of a popular post that shows up in searches. Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2017 was published on May 9, 2017. Since September…

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Wanted: Site Reliability Engineer

By | July 27th, 2017

…Are you a Site Reliability Engineer who is looking for a challenging and fast-paced working environment? Want to a join our dynamic team and help Backblaze grow to new heights? Our Operations team is a distributed and collaborative group of individual contributors. We work closely together to build and maintain our home grown cloud storage farm, carefully controlling…

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The Decision on Transparency

By | November 14th, 2017

…provide statistical insight. Google published a study that showed annualized drive failure rates, but didn’t break down the results by manufacturer or model. Since Backblaze has deployed about 100,000 hard drives to store customer data, we have been able to collect a wealth of data on the reliability of the drives by make, model, and size. Was Backblaze the only…

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Hard Drive Reliability Update – Sep 2014

By | September 23rd, 2014

…At Backblaze we now have 34,881 drives and store over 100 petabytes of data. We continually track how our disk drives are doing, which ones are reliable, and which ones need to be replaced. I did a blog post back in January, called “What Hard Drive Should I Buy?” It covered the reliability of each of the drive…

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One Billion Drive Hours and Counting: Q1 2016 Hard Drive Stats

By | May 17th, 2016

…operation to date. That’s nearly 42 million days or 114,155 years worth of spinning hard drives. Let’s take a look at what these hard drives have been up to. Backblaze hard drive reliability for Q1 2016 Below are the hard drive failure rates for Q1 2016. These are just for Q1 and are not cumulative, that chart is later. Some…

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Backblaze’s Upgrade Guide for macOS High Sierra

By | September 14th, 2017

…for Flash/SSD storage and featuring strong encryption, better and faster file handling, safer copying and moving of files, and other improved file system fundamentals. We went into detail about the enhancements and improvements that APFS has over the previous file system, HFS+, in an earlier post. Many of these improvements, including enhanced performance, security and reliability of data, will provide…

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An Introduction to Managing Digital Photos and Videos

By | November 30th, 2017

…Solid-state drives (SSD) are popular these days for their speed and reliability. In a system with different types of drives, it’s best to put your OS, applications, and video files on the fastest drive (typically the SSD), and use the slower drives when speed is not as critical. A DAS device is directly accessible only from the host to which…

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