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Backblaze's 2015 Hard Drive Reliability Report


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#1 Smsec

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:40 PM

Interesting look at hard drive reliability from a cloud storage company.

 

Published today: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-q4-2015/

 



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:24 AM

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Not surprised to see WD in the lead. While I do own a WD drive portable drive, I try to avoid WD in general. I usually buy Seagate. I have never tried HGST.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:37 PM

Last year it looks like Segate that had a higher failure rate https://www.backblaze.com/blog/best-hard-drive-q4-2014/

 

May have to look into HGST next time I need a drive



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:59 AM

Apparently HGST is owned by Western Digital. I did not expect that.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 10:48 AM

I have had 2 2tb and 2 1tb Seagate drives fail on me in the past 3 years, but all my wd drives are still humming along. One thing I prefer about WD is that they have different color drives for different purposes.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 11:31 AM

We sometimes forget that the same companies that made the Lincoln and the Cadillac, also made the Pinto and the Chevette.

 

I try to avoid the WD Caviar Blue series, as it is a base entry level drive.  I prefer to spend a few dollars more and buy the WD Black series.

 

The same thing goes for the Seagate.  The Seagate Desktop series, like the Caviar Blue, are aimed at OEM builders who want to put out the cheapest product possible.  It only has to last as long as the standard 1 year OEM warranty.

 

Tuppence,

 

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