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BackBlaze details new 4U storage pods with a massive 480TB of space

BackBlaze details new 4U storage pods with a massive 480TB of space Today is a big day for BackBlaze as it’s announcing a new version of its 4U rack-mounted storage pods.This makes BackBlaze’s online storage platform more efficient, but you can also buy a Storage Pod 6.

Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report

Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report Companies do not release failure data and the handful of studies on the topic typically cloak vendor names and model numbers.For those of you wondering if drive vibration actually matters, here’s a video of someone stopping a drive array by yelling at it.

Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data

Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data While SSDs have made marked inroads into the hard drive market thanks to a rapidly diminishing cost-per-bit, hard drives still reign supreme as the most cost-effective method of storing data.5PB of data from a set of Storage Pods built with 2TB HGST hard drives to a set of Seagate 8TB drives, quadrupling the amount of storage available per-pod.

Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Who makes the most reliable hard drives? For the last few years, Backblaze has released quarterly reports on its hard drive reliability and replacement rates.Over the last three months, Backblaze has swapped out 3,500 2TB HGST and Western Digital hard drives for 2,400 Seagate 8GB drives.