Backblaze has published a new set of reliability features for each hard drive model. The list will certainly be useful when you buy a drive for a new computer.

Every electronics is unreliable and has a certain percentage of failures. For products like hard drives, this is a particularly important issue, because it depends on whether our data is secure. So if we are going to buy a new drive, then it is best to model the least. The only question is how will we find out which one is the worst?

In that case, Backblaze may help us, which has been preparing the breakdowns of many hard drive models since 2013, and has just prepared the latest list covering the past year.

It shows that no problems have been experienced by 4TB models Toshiba MD04ABA400V and 8 TB HGST HUH728080ALE600. All year round, none of them failed.

Other companies in the list do not look so good anymore. The failure rate for the WDC is 3.88 percent.

Seagate was a bit better, as the failure rate of its products was set at 2.65 percent.

It is worth mentioning that Backblaze created a compilation based on the observation of 72 100 disks used by consumers.

Steven Mills

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