'Backblaze's Q3 2020 hard drive stats:
As of September 30, 2020, Backblaze had 153,727 spinning hard drives
in our cloud storage ecosystem spread across four data centers. Of
that number, there were 2,780 boot drives and 150,947 data drives.
This review looks at the Q3 2020 and lifetime hard drive failure rates
of the data drive models currently in operation in our data centers
and provides a handful of insights and observations along the way.
[...] There are several models with zero drive failures in the
quarter. That's great, but when we dig in a little we get different
stories for each of the drives.
The 18TB Seagate model (ST18000NM000J) has 300 drive days and they've
been in service for about 12 days. There were no out of the box
failures which is a good start, but that's all you can say.
The 16TB Seagate model (ST16000NM001G) has 5,428 drive days which is
low, but they've been around for nearly 10 months on average. Still, I
wouldn't try to draw any conclusions yet, but a quarter or two more
like this and we might have something to say.
The 4TB Toshiba model (MD04ABA400V) has only 9,108 drive days, but
they have been putting up zeros for seven quarters straight. That has
to count for something.
The 14TB Seagate model (ST14000NM001G) has 21,120 drive days with
2,400 drives, but they have only been operational for less than one
month. Next quarter will give us a better picture.
The 4TB HGST (model: HMS5C4040ALE640) has 274,923 drive days with no
failures this quarter.'
-- source: https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/20/10/20/1927247
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