Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018

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Andrew Klein, Backblaze

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At the end of 2018 Backblaze had over 750 petabytes of data storage on over 100,000 hard drives. We’ll examine the quarterly, yearly and lifetime failure rates for the hard drive models in service in our data centers. We’ll get our first look at the new 14 TB drives we started using in Q4 and get updates on the 8, 10, and 12 TB drives currently in service. In addition, we will: •Take a look at the SMART stats we are collecting and what they are telling us. •Compare the failure rates of consumer hard drives versus enterprise hard drives •Compare the failure rates of helium-filled versus air-filled hard-drives Join us.

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Backblaze is a leading independent cloud provider that makes it astonishingly easy for people to store, protect, and use their data. Its B2 Cloud Storage platform offers always-hot, S3 compatible object storage that’s readily available through APIs, CLI, Web UI, and 3rd party integrations--to seamlessly support ranging workflows and fit hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and other IaaS strategies. Its computer backup solutions offer automatic data protection for business fleets and home Mac and PC. We're here on BrightTalk to unpack product and solution updates, discuss best practices around data storage and protection, and openly share hard drive stats based on our experience spinning >200,000 drives. Thanks for joining us.