We take a deep dive on hard drive performance stats from 73,653 hard drives. What are the most reliable hard drives by size, manufacturer, and model?
Folks at Backblaze has done their hard drive reliability benchmark statistics for 2016.
Taking a look at the statistics by manufacturer, looks like HGST is the most reliable one.
Source: 2016 Hard Drive Reliabilty Benchmark Stats
Looks like the high capacity hard disk from Seagate is getting more reliable, see the hard disk failure report from Backbkaze:
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
Source: 2016 Hard Drive Review: Testing 61,590 Hard Drives
Looking to buy a hard drive, take a look at the following article on hard drive reliability by Backblaze.
Summary: Looks like HGST has the lowest failure rate
In 2015 we ran 56,224 hard drives in our datacenter. In this post we review the reliability of the Seagate, HGST, Toshiba, and Western Digital drives.
Source: Hard Drive Reviews: Update on 2015 Hard Drive Reliability
Thinking of purchasing a hard disk for backup? Check out the hard disk failure comparison below from backblaze.
What is the best hard drive?
Do you know the difference between GUID Partition Table (GUID) and Master Boot Record (MBR) when you partition your hard drive? Let’s find out in the following article from How-To Geek:
What’s the Difference Between GPT and MBR When Partitioning a Drive?.
Here is a primer from howtogeek.com on how to enable and secure Remote Desktop on Windows which is a useful tool to remote control your computer
How to Enable and Secure Remote Desktop on Windows.
Are you ready to upgrade to Windows 8.1? Check out the free ebook introducing Windows 8.1 from Microsoft Press
Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals – Microsoft Press – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.
Windows 8.1 will be available to general public at Oct 2013, so what’s new? See the following review from SuperSite for Windows
Windows 8.1 Review by Paul Thurrott
When deciding whether to embrace Windows 8 in the enterprise, the following article from Tech Republic highlight 4 major factors to think about:
- Leaning curve is steep
- Security has improved
- Windows RT is limited
- Windows app ecosystem is changing
Windows 8: Four big takeaways for business and IT – TechRepublic.