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Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    As of September 30, 2018 Backblaze had 99,636 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,866 boot drives and 97,770 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics for ...

    Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018
     
  2. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I think I will get a toshiba drive next after looking at this.
     
  3. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Honestly, I'm much more impressed by 14k drives with less than 1% failure than less than 200 drives with 0% fail rate.
    Statistics would only mean it's a too low sample size to be of significant meaning compared to the others.

    One thing's certain though, I wouldn't trust those 6TB Western Digitals...
     

  5. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    I have always had good luck with Seagate Drives. I have a total of 4 drives that are Seagate. 1 in in my Desktop rig and 3 are USB external drives. I had a 750GB Seagate drive that lasted me 4.5 years it could have lasted longer if it it didn't get fried by a IDE/SATA to USB adapter. My m.2 drive that is in my gaming laptop is a Toshiba drive.
     
  6. SHS

    SHS Master Guru

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    Keep in mind people that the Seagate ST8000DM00x and ST4000DM00x are reg consumer drive that petty good if as me ask I have many Seagate from ranger from 500GB to 4TB in service at lease 10+ drive in all not count ones just seating around doing none thing
     
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  7. Andrew LB

    Andrew LB Master Guru

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    I've got 4 WD Black 1tb drives that have been running 24/7 since they were first introduced which iirc was around 2008 as well as a pair of 74gb velociraptor drives that have been in RAID 0 since 2004. maybe i just got lucky.
     
  8. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    You surely are brave for running 14 years old drives in Raid 0.
     
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    Kaleid Ancient Guru

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    Also, aren't they rather noisy? I don't even want 5400rpm without extra silencing.
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    My drives are starting to get old, will start to replace them soon.
     
  10. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Because my new WD blue series 2TB "WD20EZRZ" went funny starting to corrupt my files I stopped using it and instead put an old drive I had laying around into my system just to have something to install some games on, the drive is a "Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200YS", and the freaking thing makes my desk vibrate... hahaha..

    If I put cups on my desk they go mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
     
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    I had the 2.5" WD Blacks, the 3.5" WD Blacks, and the 74 GB Velociraptors. The 2.5" Blacks were fairly noisy, the 3.5" Blacks were not very noticeable (in the Antec 900 case I had), and the Velociraptors... well, they sounded like coffee grinders.
     

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