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Latest posts by Brian Beach (see all) Backblaze Open Sources Reed-Solomon Erasure Coding Source Code - June 16, 2015 Backblaze Vaults: Zettabyte-Scale Cloud Storage Architecture - March 11, 2015 Reliability Data And it seems they are the only company offering 4TB with 7200RPM platter speed. James Mauro first off honda's are rust buckets, they are called this because they use a lower quality of steal than VW or other car companies. GR4474 This doesn't agree with amazon.com reviews. check over here

Christian Orpinell "Not that his only experience was in 1987" Of course, but it also doesn't mean that his experience may even be relevant to more recent years. No company can do world class tech support for free. I wondered if you had data from OEM's on how many bad hard drives they receive? dead nice idea. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/370041-hd-reliability-different-brands-models.html

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Klein thank you for this report. YevP Andrew, it's possible that they may not be around anymore, or have had a model number change. What if you leave your desktop on pretty much 24/7? You are merely taking the focus away from your content and placing it on you.

  • Data on SSDs is not as reliable in heat as with hard drives.
  • Andy Klein Here's a post from a while back on drive temperatures: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-temperature-does-it-matter Kevin Lepard Interesting, thank you.
  • I am a former Backblaze customer.
  • The Smart Stats we use show values above our thresholds.
  • From the old batches there is one 4TB Green WD, still fine, and a few Samsungs 204UI, with more then 1000hrs on clock, which are still fine.
  • I neither have the time, nor resources and access to the amount of hardware required to show a meaningful result.
  • The Drive Count is the number of drives reporting as operational on 31 December 2015.
  • As long as the warranty is the same and price is much higher then you won't use them in large scale deployments.

Milk Manson Twice the price? The current annual failure rate of 5.3% is based on one drive failure, which is certainly not enough to draw any conclusions. meow Well, every WD hdd we had in our household failed. Hgst External Hard Drive Virtually all of my drive failures have been Western Digital.

The primary reason is that the price/TB for the larger drives is still too high, even when considering storage density. The Cumulative Failure Rate is based on data from Q2 2013 through the date when the last drive was removed from service. Go and find something useful to do, John. ;) John My dear, you are projecting your ignorance with great confidence. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3071180/storage/who-makes-the-most-reliable-hard-drive-latest-backblaze-survey-claims-to-know.html I believe the European Court should open a case against Seagate as I believe their practice is to release semi-faulty drives and then have customers pay 15x the price of the

davidl1 Yes, in our universe 100% of HDDs fail … eventually. Best Internal Hard Drive Brand In other words, they have a higher MBTF and are built to handle running all the time. A relevant observation from our Operations team on the Seagate drives is that they generally signal their impending failure via their SMART stats. I absolutely agree.

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I kept CrashPlan for my non-mobile computers and mobile computers (though the mobile ones never finish though I keep hoping). I only tried Seagate drives maybe three times and after 9 months the PC crapped out. Most Reliable Hard Drive Brand Ronaldinho Bom CarĂ¡ter Intersting. Hgst Hard Drive It's just a sore subject right now because I have an SSD that's giving up the ghost. :-/ Texxi Hehe, seems like you're German.

Oh, and if you're wondering about the bogus manufacturer "ST400LM012", it comes from (eg) 2014/2014-09-26.csv as 2014-09-26,S2ZYJ9DDB27222,ST500LM012 HN,500107862016,0 - this method helps reveal duff data too! :) amadvance Thanks Ross, Very http://runswithpixels.com/hard-drive/can-i-put-my-hard-drive-in-another-computer.html Trevor You're a bit off there Texxi. TL;DR WD drives are bollocks. Your second point is valid as we didn't include an obvious reference back to previous studies. Most Reliable External Hard Drive 2016

max of 17 hours use daily. You assume that I base my statement on just one drive, but trust me, I've been through 1000's professionally, and probably about 60, personally, with family pc upgrades and repairs. Quiet, fast, reliable, cheap. http://runswithpixels.com/hard-drive/hard-drive-lag-fix.html But you admitted before that this stats is not science.

If you can point the readers of this article to something better, then by all means please do so! Most Reliable Portable Hard Drive Utter garbage. And the statistics (the data or results) as you claim was a result from an experiment.

Unless anybody can suggest otherwise?

Note: Our stand-alone Storage Pods use RAID-6, our Backblaze Vaults use our own open-sourced implementation of Reed-Solomon erasure coding instead. But then you run into performance problems and upgrade problems that CrashPlan terribly has, that Backblaze does not. Texxi Yes. Hds5c404ale630 SSD's are at least 4x the price of HDD's.

Interesting. Consumer drives tend to stick around for a while because they "think" they're the only drive there. The formula we use is (100*drive-failures)/(drive-hours/24/365) Lars Viklund What is your strategy when it comes to keeping the firmware of your disks up to date? have a peek at these guys Drive Population At the end of 2013, we had 27,134 consumer-grade drives spinning in Backblaze Storage Pods.

Each day a drive is listed it counts as one drive-day for that hard drive.