Tagged: hard drive reliability

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Backblaze reports 2019 best hard drives

As of June 30, 2019, Backblaze reports the 2019 best hard drives available. They had 110,640 spinning hard drives in our ever-expanding cloud storage ecosystem. Of that number, there were 1,980 boot drives and 108,660 data drives. This review looks at the Q2 2019 and lifetime hard drive failure rates of the data drive models currently in operation in our data centers. We’ll also...

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Seagate demos Mach 2 with doubled performance

Seagate displayed the world’s fastest hard drive today at the Open Compute summit and announced that it has surpassed industry reliability standards with its new HAMR HDDs. The new drives use Seagate’s Multi-Actuator technology, which we’ve covered in depth, to deliver twice the performance of a standard hard drive. Seagate has branded the new actuator technology as “Mach.2” and set a new record for...

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Hard drive reliability study names names

In November, online backup provider Backblaze published some interesting statistics on hard drive mortality based on over 25,000 units in active service. It found that failure rates were higher in the first 18 months and after three years. Those conclusions matched the findings of other studies on the subject, but frustratingly, they didn't include information on specific makes and models. Today, Backblaze is naming...