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[ale] 2017 Backblaze HDD Failure Report



Was bought by them, but HGST seems to still be operating as they were prior
to acquisition based on the continued findings of Backblaze.

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 12:28 PM, Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:

> On 2018-02-02 06:49, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > 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:
> >>
> >> https://medium.com/@simonerni/dissecting-backblaze-hard-
> drive-stats-2017-17a90089a2e8
> >
> > 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.  ;)
> >
> > -derek
> >
>
>
> Also, just a fun tidbit:  HGST is Western Digital. ;)
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