Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017 - HGST HDDs Very Reliable

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Backblaze has ballz with tens of thousands of seagates in their data centers.
     
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    mackintosh Master Guru

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    Of all the drives I've ever owned since I bought the very first one in 1989, the only drives that have failed on me were Maxtor and Seagate.
     
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    Size_Mick Master Guru

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    In my experience WD has overall been the most reliable. Of course I became biased to them in the late 90s and early 00s when they were pretty much king of the market. But I've never had one fail on me. My still-running former main drive is a 500GB Black from 2009 with over 5 years of uptime and it's still totally error free!
     

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    ok so another thread bashing hdd manufacturers. YAY!!!!

    (it will turn into one if it has not already. Trust me)
     
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    notice they have 45 HGST HDD's compared to the rest it's not enough to say they're better than the rest
     
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    HGST = WD. Same company. HGST are not longer sold. Those are what was left in the market few years ago. So once again this confirms WD is the most reliable company. Seagate looks like trash according to this.
     
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    Wait, how does 45 + 2391 + 6032 + 14797 = 45? I'd say it's 23,265 drives... All of them sitting at below .5% failure rate.
     
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    How do you explain 10, 12 and 14TB drives from HGST if they're no longer a company actively delivering products, then?
     
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    Not sure what some people do with their PC, but i never ever had a HDD fail on me.
     

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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It's not what people do with their HDDs. If there is a high 10% failure rate, it still means that 90% of the people do not run into an issue short term. Apparently, you are amongst the lucky ones. A year or two ago I had a Seagate in my NAS, 8 TB. I decided to die after a few weeks of operation. I got an RMA replacement for it, after a month or so .. again gone. 3rd replacement works like a charm now (but don't let me jinx myself) :)
     
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    My Samsung drive decided it didn't like it's partition table and I lost 100% of what was on that drive. Most unimportant, some important. It wasn't even a very old drive. You could say that it wasn't physically damaged, but I would never trust it again.
     
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    I've been running Samsung SSD and Toshiba HHD for the longest time, not one issue so far. Seagate I've had a few failures, WD I haven't had any failures(I did break one though...:( ).
     
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    Seagate has weird statistics in these charts. Some HD models have horrible stats while other models are excellent. Different factories with differing QA standards? Hmm..
     
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    Generally speaking, Backblaze's numbers and conclusion probably has all the great scientists and statisticians rolling in their graves. It really is just a hodgepodge of information without any real viable conclusion or credibility.

    For example, because of the relatively small population sample, HGST may have simply gotten lucky with their numbers. Hell, for all we know, HGST's drives might have all been near air conditioners. Too many variables, not enough constants or even a control group.
     

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    Whaa? Why focus on the 45 sample model and ignore the other HGSTs in the chart? Theres over 20,000 HGST in there.

    'near airconditioners', yeah... :D.
     
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    As of October 2015 HGST is completely owned by WD. HGST is no longer a separate entity. They had a period of 2 years after they were bought by WD to keep releasing products with the HGST brand stamp but this period is over now. HGST is fully owned and absorbed by WD now. The HGST stickers mean nothing as they are a WD company now.
     
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    It comes down to people getting angry at losing data....
     
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    In my experience i have never had a WD or a Toshiba HDD die on me, but as per Seagate it's a totally different story :/ , 2 out of 3 Seagate HDD i had on the past died on me. Currently running Crucial 1TB SSD + WD Green 2TB HDD + Toshiba 3TB HDD on my main rig still going strong after many years of use daily :)
     
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    The best HDDs I have personally used have been Hitachi (now HGST/WD after they were bought out by WD). That's based on time owned and amount of usage. I've had WD fail on me, but only after many years of use (6+ years old iirc). As for Seagate... well I've had a few croak on me within 1-2 years of use in home/office settings. Based on my very small sample size (a couple hundred or so drives) I try not to get Seagate unless they are allot cheaper.
     

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