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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014, 10:02

Nice table here:
http://www.zdnet.com/who-makes-the-best-disk-drives-7000025375/

The answer seems to be... Hitachi. Which is ironic considering they used to be IBM, and most of us remember the IBM Deathstar. :)


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Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014, 11:10

Goes to show how cyclical these things are. Used to be that Hitachi were to be avoided at all costs (Deathstar indeed). Samsung were the best until they were acquired by Seagate, but now they suck.







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admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014, 12:40

wow, glad I don't have a Seagate baracuda green!

I think when I got my trusty PII 450, IBM were the best, then WD and Seagate, and Maxtor were cheap for a reason.

it was a few years after that, changed job, and the company I worked for bought IBM PCs, we became very familiar with Deathstars :(

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sj (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014, 18:43

Quote:
Chris Gould says...
"Goes to show how cyclical these things are."
See what you did there...
What's the 'average age in years' in the chart?  Literally how old the drive were?
The drives I use in my NAS (WD 3TB Red) are in there.
I soooooo don't wan't to say this but I've never had a HDD fail..
Also, wrongly maybe, but I still don't think I'd ever get a Hitachi again.

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 25th January 2014, 16:47

In the interest of balance...
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/6028/dispelling-backblaze-s-hdd-reliability-myth-the-real-story-covered/index5.html

Though I find some of their points valid, others seem invalid.

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 18th May 2017, 06:01

Latest Backblaze data for drive reliability:

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/


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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 18:29

Another year, another reliability post from Backblaze:
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-q1-2018/


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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 08:49
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admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 15th May 2020, 07:30

sorry to steal your thunder Rob :) Saw this on my daily CodeProject email:

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Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q1 2020


https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q1-2020/



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sj (Elite) posted this on Friday, 15th May 2020, 07:50

Sorry mate, I'm waiting for Rob to post it.

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