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Hard Drive Reliability Test: Seagate vs. Hitachi vs. Western Digital

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#1 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:01 PM

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Backblaze is an online backup & data backup service which uses 25,000 hard drives for its online backup service. Today, Backblaze revealed some data about which hard-disk drive manufacturers are the most reliable. The company mainly uses Seagate, Hitachi, and Western Digital. They also have few Toshiba and Samsung drives, but not enough for analysis.

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The Hitachi GST Deskstar (7K2000, 5K3000, and 7K3000) had the lowest annual failure rates, from 0.9% to 1.1%. The Seagate Barracuda Green had a 120% annual failure rate (an average age of 0.8 years). The other Seagate drives had failure rates between 3.8% and 25.4%.

 

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#2 R@6271M3

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:57 AM

Damn, I have 2 Seagate hard drives.



#3 BinaryChaos

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

Great post! I always hated Seagate and preferred Western Digital just because of their reliability but I didn't know Hitachi was the top storage brand to get I always thought it was just a generic hard drive that would last you a good 6 months.

 

I find it funny they didn't add Maxtor to the chart but I suppose there is no need for it since they have a bad reputation of failing on you on day 1!



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