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[wlug] Backblaze Report On Hard Drive Failures In 2015

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Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo@g...
Wed Feb 17 13:52:15 NZDT 2016

Backblaze has posted another report on the reliability of their hard
<>. As
pointed out in the Ars Technica analysis
HGST is owned by WD, so WD is simultaneously responsible for the most
and least reliable brands of drives in the report.

An overall statistic of 6% failure rate per year seems a reasonable
conclusion. Also it seems like 3-4TB is still the sweet spot.

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