Tuesday January 21, 2014

Who Makes The Best Hard Drives?

How in the hell can a hard drive have a 120% annual failure rate?

In general, Backblaze sees more problems with Seagate drives than the other two vendors. Yet those problems have been getting better with each successive generation of high-capacity drives. But the 1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 and the Seagate Barracuda Green have the highest AFRs, 25.4% and 120% respectively. And in general the Seagate drives have proven to be less reliable overall.

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