Hard Drive Reliability Update – Sep 2014

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hard Drive Reliability Update – Sep 2014.

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  2. Minimalist

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    Thanks for sharing. I just bought 3 TB WD Red :)
     
  3. Noob

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    Interesting!
    Might play an important role in my decision to purchase an HDD since i seriously need one.
     
  4. ChristineBCW

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    Our experience is fairly opposite from BackBlaze's WD vs Seagate, but it's dead-on with HGST-Hitachi's. I'm uncertain how big their purchase-lots are, and that'd be interesting to note, so I've asked. But our distribs maintain much larger records and they don't do "purchase date/lot" segregations which I'd think a assembler-manufacturer would really want to know. Or maybe that info's just not public.

    There is an interesting point - "Why not buy 2 cheapos that may not last instead of 1 Enterprise?" What they don't mention is the consumption of electricity, which over a few years is a large Dollar Amount, too. But that's a pro-SSD argument.

    One thing that's curious - WD 3Tbs are numerically listed at 8.8% fails, but the graph's bar isn't close to the 8% level. Odd - there seems to be some other mis-drawings of bars as well, or else a miscalibrated X axis.

    EDIT: Yes, I think "miscalibrated X Axis" is the likely culprit IF you follow Numbers to Bar-Chart highpoints. It appears the relative scale among them is correct.
     
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  5. NGRhodes

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    It suprises me that the its more cost effective (including labour effort) of using consumer drives. We get 1st class service for replacement and new drives from HP/Dell, just one email and we get a new/replacement drive next day delivery. Do blazeback even bother using the consumer RMA process ?
    We aim to keep hardware for 5 years.
     
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