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We're not entirely comfortable with cloud backup outfit Backblaze's data on disk drive reliability, but the company has just popped out another year's worth of analysis on which drives hang around longest. With due scepticism, let's have a look. For the uninitiated, Backblaze does cloud storage and backup using home-brew …


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  1. Voland's right hand Silver badge


    43%??? Nuts. I am glad I did not buy Seagate this time (I got a couple of 3 TB drives for a video MAID).

    Good to see the stats though - I was just about to order some drives to refresh my house server. After seeing these there may be "food for thought" and dropping back to 2TB instead of 3.

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