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Hard drive failure rates by manufacturer

Question asked by kingfish on May 18, 2016
Latest reply on May 19, 2016 by black_zion

Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report


Backblaze’s reports on drive lifespan and failure rates are a rare peek into hard drive longevity and lifespan. One of the most common questions from readers is which hard drives are the most reliable. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer. Companies do not release failure data and the handful of studies on the topic typically cloak vendor names and model numbers.