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December 11, 2018  9:46 AM

End of an Era: BackBlaze Switches Out Its 3 TB Hard Disk Drives

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backblaze, Backup, Storage

It’s always interesting to read about how the BackBlaze backup service is doing with its hard disk drives. Like companies such as Facebook and Google, it uses so many hard disk drives that it ends up stripping off extraneous parts and building its own structures with them. But because the company...

August 29, 2017  12:41 PM

Nerd Out on Backblaze Hard Drive Statistics

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backblaze, hard drive, Storage

Periodically, I like to pass on what Backblaze is reporting about the hard drives that make up its cloud backup service. This is for two reasons. First, Backblaze uses a truly massive number of hard drives, and so they come up with a lot of statistically significant results. Second, the company is...


November 18, 2016  6:21 PM

These 5 SMART Statistics Predict Disk Failure

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backblaze, Failure, SMART

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,


June 27, 2016  11:08 PM

Fun With Hard Drive Statistics

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backblaze, Hitachi, Seagate, Storage, toshiba, western digital

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...


March 9, 2016  3:53 PM

Time for Backblaze’s Hard Drive ‘Swimsuit Issue’

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backblaze, hard drive, HGST, Seagate, Storage, toshiba, western digital

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


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