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Thread: Disk Drive Reliability Study
01-22-2014, 11:40 AM #1
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Disk Drive Reliability Study
Backblaze Blog » What Hard Drive Should I Buy?
Very interesting review from a company using tens of thousands of drives on which manufacturers/models have the best reliability.
01-23-2014, 04:16 PM #2
Thanks for sharing his article, very interesting.
27k units in use - that's what I call a good statistical basis for analysis.
I am happy the final judgement for the ones to go for includes the WD Red I have chosen for my NAS. So far 12 months without any issues ... knock on wood ...MacBookpro i7 w/ 128GB SSD w/ 16GB RAM - WD Passport Studio 2TB w/ Audioquest Diamond DBS Firewire - Audirvana Plus - Audioquest Diamond DBS USB - UpTone Audio USB Regen /or\ Melco N1A - Teac UD-501 - Exclusive C5 - Exclusive M6 (Class A mono x2) - QED Genesis Silver Spiral - B&W 803S
iMac 27" i7 w/ 256GB SSD & 2TB HDD w/ 16GB RAM - Synology DS413 w/ 12TB - Audirvana Plus - Audioquest Carbon USB - Pioneer N-70A - Beyer DT880 Studio (casual listening)
01-24-2014, 10:48 PM #3
All my drives in my one server (20 of them) are Hitachi/Toshiba's model of the Hitachi I buy. Not a single one has failed to date (2 years, maybe three)... and they are on pretty much 24/7 though they do spin down when not in use.
I also have 24 drives in another server with a mix of WD and Hitachi.... the WDs will every once in a great while drop out of the array... where the Hitachi's never have caused a problem. WD drives aren't bad but for whatever reason the controller fails the drive. Each time it's happened I checked the drive (figuring if broke I'll RMA it), but they do pass all my tests and I end up putting it back in to be a spare.
But by far the Hitachi's have been my favorite for speed and reliability and they run really cool compared to a lot of the other Manufacturers out there.