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56,224 hard drives later, Backblaze finds Western Digital disks most likely to fail

February 17, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Backblaze offers a great cloud backup service for $10 a month, but you might not know it’s one of few large companies that refuses to use “enterprise grade” hard drives in its datacenters — instead opting for the kind of drives you or I might buy. The company provides regular detailed reports on the status of its drives and analyzes which are most likely to fail. The most recent results are in, and they overwhelmingly show one fact: Western Digital drives are most likely to fail over time. In its datacenters Backblaze uses four brands of drive; Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba and…

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