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[ale] 2017 Backblaze HDD Failure Report
Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org> writes:
>> When I looked at the data, I saw that WD-Reds were not so great and the
>> HTSG 4TB were the best for failures. There are a number of different
>> charts in the article. Best to carefully check the captions.
> The HGST are helium filled drives and cost significantly more than the
> WDC Reds. The others that are on the same price point seem to also have
> the same longevity.
> One person did the life expectancy calculations for the drives here:
I happen to love HGST drives, and I'm willing to spend a LITTLE more to
get them. The 4TB drives are ~$130 each on newegg. I wish there were
more data on the HGST 6TB drives, as they are under $200 each and
currently the best $/TB of the HGST series.
I currently have 6 4G HGST drives in my FreeNAS server (RAIDZ2). I'm
due to add new space soon. ;)
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