When will a disk drive fail? The people at BackBlaze, who use 67,814 disk drives, have been looking at Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) disk drive statistics to try to predict this.
They’ve been looking at this for a while,
Backup service Backblaze has released the quarterly report on its hard drive statistics. While there wasn’t anything new that particularly leapt out of this report, the company noted that it has now passed one billion hours of disk drive operation. Or, as Backblaze director of product marketing...
The rest of the world has the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The storage world has the Backblaze annual hard drive status report, but which is drooled over and argued over just as passionately, ever since the company