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Submission + - Who makes the best disk drives? ( 1

Hamsterdan writes: Backblaze, which open sourced their Storage Pod a few years ago, is now giving drive failure rates. They currently have over 27,000 consumer grade drives spinning in Backblaze storage pods.

Almost 13,000 each are Seagate and Hitachi drives, almost 3000 Western Digital drives and a too small for statistical reporting smattering of Toshiba and Samsung drives.

One cool thing: Backblaze buys drives the way you and I do: they get the cheapest drives that will work. Their workload is almost hundred percent write. Because they spread the incoming writes over several drives their workload isn't very performance intensive either.

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Who makes the best disk drives?

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  • by rwa2 ( 4391 ) *

    Hmm, too bad about the insufficient data from Samsung and Toshiba stats, I've been buying those lately due to the recommendations from:
    http://www.hardware-revolution... []
    (though curiously they don't recommend Samsung HDDs this round)

    But in the end, reliability is still no replacement for RAID, which is also no replacement for having offsite backups.

    That said, the stuff Backblaze does makes me hard.

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