Backblaze report indicates 8TB fail less than lower capacity drives

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We’ve just posted the following news: Backblaze report indicates 8TB fail less than lower capacity drives[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2017/02/FY-2016-Drive-Failure-Rates-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Cloud storage service BackBlaze reports that 8TB hard disk drives have lower failure rates than lower capacity drives. The number of failed disks also decreased compared to previous years.

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#2

As always, these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. They do not reflect average consumer usage, and in many cases the actual number of drives in use does not represent an adequate statistical basis for a failure rate. All drives fail eventually. Here they do not tell you if a drive failed early or late in the average life cycle, etc. etc.