Backblaze released its Q4 2017 hard drive failure statistics, and they continue to confound on the topic of enterprise-versus-consumer drive reliability.
How often do servers really fail? If Backblaze’s 61,523 operational hard drives are any indication, not often. On average, Backblaze reports its drives have a fail rate of 1.84 percent in Q1 2016. That’s 266 failures with over 5 mil...
Backblaze has released new data from its hard drive reliability survey. Seagate has recovered dramatically since BB pulled their 3TB drives, but HGST leads the pack in minimum failure rates.
Backblaze has released an updated set of hard drive failure rates and other related statistics. 8TB drives are now in wide deployment and performing well thus far.
The company’s analysis of its own data highlights something interesting, which is that the difference in observed reliability between its Seagate 8TB consumer and enterprise drives is only 0.1%.