61,590 hard drives were used in our data center during Q1, 2016. We take a deep dive into the usage to see what we can learn about their performance.
The folks at Backblaze has provided an updated report on their hard drives usage statistics for 2016. This is a good reference for those that are in the market for hard drive purchase. Refer to the article below from Backblaze.
Summary: Again HGST seems to have the lowest failure rates amongst the hard drives vendors used