Hard disk failure rates

morreale Thursday 23 of January, 2014
Tweaktown has posted a report from BlackBlaze on Hard disk failure rates. BlackBlaze is an online backup hosting service. Seagate had the highest annual failure rate of 14% for the 1.5TB model, and 10% for the 3TB and 4TB models. Western Digital had an annual failure rates of 2-3% for their 1TB and 3TB drives. Hitachi had an annual failure date of less than 2% for their 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB drives. The report shows that both the Seagate's Barracuda LP 2TB and Western Digital's Green 3TB
drive produced errors from the start.

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