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March 30, 2015  5:48 PM

‘Twas the Night Before World Backup Day

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup

Chances are, you’ll be celebrating World Backup Day Eve tonight by assembling a NAS drive for your kids, who are snug in their beds after having left out chocolate-chip cookies and milk. Tomorrow morning they’ll come pounding down the stairs...

January 25, 2015  4:22 PM

BackBlaze Releases Drive Reliability Data, and Seagate Has a Sad

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup, HGST, Seagate, Storage, western digital

“If you are looking for good drive at a good value, it’s hard to beat the current crop of 4 TB drives from HGST and Seagate.” On the other hand, if you’ve got a 1.5 TB or 3.0 TB Seagate Barracuda, you might want to stop reading this, go back it up, and replace it. That’s the conclusion...


November 24, 2014  6:44 PM

Were the Missing IRS Email Messages Found? Not Quite

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup, Email, Storage

You may recall that in June, the Interwebs were burning up with the story about former director of exempt organizations for the...

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November 18, 2014  2:11 PM

Here’s the One Thing to Look At to See If Your Hard Drive Will Fail

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup, Storage

Anyone who's had a hard drive fail just as they were about to do a backup on it, honest! will understand how much we'd all like to know when our hard disks are about to fail. Some time ago (between 1995 and 2004, depending on how you count), a standard was developed...


August 29, 2014  2:49 PM

BackBlaze Tests 6TB Drives in Storage Pods

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup, Seagate, Storage, western digital

As you may recall, there are a number of vendors using a monstrous lot of hardware by buying a lot of commodity hardware, stripping off everything extraneous, and then stuffing boxes full of them. In addition, many of these vendors are also being nice and sharing information with us about their...


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