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Backblaze Releases Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2019

Dec 31, 2009
17,727 (4.62/day)
Yeah I guess. But for servers, they should be some industrial shit, just like SCSI/SAS drives.

I know too many people who think that you can just use consumer drives in servers, well, you can, but.... They exist for a reason. Server hardware, I mean.
Of course they are enterprise SSDs...

You can easily use consumer grade hardware in servers. There isn't a terrible amount of difference in a lot of the hardware. Obviously enough for it to be 'worth it' to the enterprise, but, yeah, they in data centers and a large part of them. :)
Nov 5, 2014
684 (0.33/day)
What does that even mean?
What he means is that Backblaze's stats are useless because nobody except Backblaze uses (or should I say mis-uses) consumer grade HDDs in that way, yet every time they release their useless stats there are always big arguments over body the validity of them and what drives are best.
Nov 25, 2012
213 (0.08/day)
Lets make garage quality servers throw desktop drives in them.

Write a report and claim we are experts.


Fishfaced Nincompoop
Feb 27, 2006
16,232 (3.10/day)
System Name Black MC in Tokyo
Processor Ryzen 5 2600x
Motherboard Asrock B450M-HDV
Cooling AMD Wraith Spire I think
Memory 2 x 8GB G-skill Aegis 3000 or somesuch
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Kingston A400 240GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case Some old Antec
Audio Device(s) Line6 UX1 + slightly modded Sony DR-ZX302
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Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
Heey hold on a minute, I have a Seagate drive on my PS2 and it works..

These stats just mean that I wouldn'd be buying these or recommending to my friends.
I have two WD drives in my computer, both are fine, which means that 100% of WD drives are fine. Zero percent failure rate for at least five years. So i recommend they buy WD.

Mar 18, 2015
2,527 (1.31/day)
Long Island
Title of backblaze report should be ... pick one

"Here is a bunch of reliability information based upon user installing HDs in direct conflict with manufacturer's recommendations"

"Reliability information as to what happens if you are dumb enough install consumer HDs in a Sever environment"

"Server farm installs consumer drives whereby the very features that protect consumer drives cause premature failure in server environment"

Latest real data (August 2017) available from be hardware:

HDs (See note a) below)
HGST 0,82%
Seagate 0,93%
Toshiba 1,06%
Western 1,26%

Samsung 0,17%
Intel 0,19%
Crucial 0,31%
Sandisk 0,31%
Corsair 0,36% (contre 1,67%)
Kingston 0,44%

GFX Cards
Zotac 1,13%
EVGA 1,19%
Gigabyte 1,19%
MSI 1,29%
ASUS 1,30%
Palit/Gainward 1,49%
Inno3D 1,56%
Sapphire 2,90%

Kingston 0,30%
Crucial 0,35%
G.Skill 0,63%
Corsair 0,77%

MoBos (See note b) below)
Gigabyte 1,48%
ASRock 1,55%
ASUS 1,59%
MSI 1,63%

There are several things to keep in mind here .... and while I used two specific examples with HDs and MoBos, it pretty much applies across the board.

a) These represent snapshot in time over 6 months. So for example where HGST finished 1st for the respective 6 month period, For the previous 6 month reporting period,

HGST was 1,13% for a combined 0.975%
Seagate was 0,72% for a combined 0.825%

For SSDs ... Corsair did great for the current period in SSD with 0,36%but last period wa 1,67%

b) I generally don't look at the brand data cause most of the time, it's statistically insignificant. Look for the specific models ... If I see more than 2% say on MoBos, i will avoid those

5,71% ASUS Z170I-PRO Gaming
5,59% ASUS X99 Strix Gaming
4,70% MSI B150M PRO-VDH D3
3,81% ASRock FM2A58M-VG3+
3,45% MSI X99A Gaming 7
3,17% ASUS X99-A II
2,23% MSI Z170A Gaming M3
2,19% ASUS Z170-A

Unfortunately it's a French site and they stopped publishing the data ... I don't speak enough french to do on and ask why :)
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