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#1 +Odom

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:23

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My last two blog posts were about expected drive lifetimes and drive reliability. These posts were an outgrowth of the careful work that we’ve done at Backblaze to find the most cost-effective disk drives. Running a truly unlimited online backup service for only $5 per month means our cloud storage needs to be very efficient and we need to quickly figure out which drives work.

 

Because Backblaze has a history of openness, many readers expected more details in my previous posts. They asked what drive models work best and which last the longest. Given our experience with over 25,000 drives, they asked which ones are good enough that we would buy them again. In this post, I’ll answer those questions.

 

 

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Source here.

 

Edit: Changed to original source


Edited by Odom, 22 January 2014 - 08:51.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:38

Hello,

Source is broken.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:43

Hello,

Here is the original source: http://blog.backblaz...e-should-i-buy/

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:44

Thanks. Should work again.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:44

seagate as least reliable... raise your hand if this news shocked you... ;)



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:45

Hello,

Here is the original source: http://blog.backblaz...e-should-i-buy/

 

Yeah, the source of my source :rolleyes:



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:50

As a previously long time user of Seagates who lost a lot of data (and still has some drives in a partial state of failure) I agree with these stats.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:04

Aren't Hitachi drives simply rebadged WDs?



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:14

Aren't Hitachi drives simply rebadged WDs?

No.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:34

No.

 

Ok, but what's the big difference now since WD makes them too?



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:37

And this is why I've always bought and trusted WD. (Y)



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 13:45

Not only Seagate may be the least reliable, but it's hard to get them exchanged. WD drives do fail, especially Green drives have been a headache, but then WD will exchange them without question. Seagate, on the other hand, would require Seatools report. According to Seacrap, multi-terabyte drives can have thousands of reallocated, irrepairable sectors, and due to them - tragically bad performance, but if Seacrap says it's ok, you're SOL - like, it's working, is it not? Only true mechanical failures (calibration retries, seek errors, ) are a given.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 15:42

Hello,

Not only Seagate may be the least reliable, but it's hard to get them exchanged.

Really? Ive been in loved with Seagate with that. No questions asked replacement always. Takes about a week to get one to Netherlands to back here.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 16:00

All three of my Seagate external HDDs (Oldest one being 7 years old) work without any issues, so I'm sort-of surprised at the failure rate figures shown in the image. :o I guess it just depends on the usage and how well its kept.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 16:18

I saw this on Lifehacker yesterday and noticed it's a bit sparse; no Toshiba or Samsung.