In Part 2 of our series on HDDS and SSDs, we take a deeper look at the differences between HDDs and SSDs, how both HDD and SSD technologies are evolving (and what else is on the horizon), and how Backblaze takes advantage of SSDs in our operations and data centers.
Customers frequently ask us whether and when we plan to move our cloud backup and data storage to SSDs (Solid-State Drives). That’s not a surprising question considering the many advantages SSDs have over magnetic platter type drives, also known as HDDs (Hard-Disk Drives). So what is in store for the future?
Solid State Drives (SSDs) are fast and efficient. More new computers than ever come with them, and many of us have upgraded our existing PCs and Macs to them to get better performance or to replace dead or dying spinning hard drives. With prices dropping on larger SSDs, those of us who have outgrown our….
Need help troubleshooting a problematic SSD (Solid State Drive)? Here’s a list of problems SSD users commonly run into, along with some suggestions on how to fix them. SSD Failure Let’s go over some of the warning signs of a potential SSD failure. Any of these could be indications that an SSD is on its….
Is your computer performing slowly, or are you looking for a way to boost performance? If your computer is more than a couple of years old, replacing the hard drive with an SSD (Solid-State Drive) is one of the most cost-effective changes you can make. It’ll totally change your computing experience. That said there are….
Seagate just introduced a 60TB SSD. Wow. As Backblaze scurries about upgrading from 2TB to 8TB hard drives in our Storage Pods, we just have to stop for the moment and consider what a 3.6PB Storage Pod would look like and how much it would cost. Let’s dive in to the details… What we know….
If you’re prepping your Mac for sale, trade-in or handing it down to a friend or relative, you should erase the hard drive first – that way your data won’t fall into the wrong hands. If your Mac is newer and has an SSD, you need to take additional steps. Securely erasing your Mac’s hard….
Time Machine is Apple’s built-in backup software for OS X. All it requires is an external hard drive (or a compatible network attached storage system like an Apple Time Capsule) to work. Solid state drives (SSDs) are more affordable than ever, but is it safe to use an SSD with Time Machine? Let’s find out…..