The Backblaze Annual Drive Stats Review for 2021

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Andy Klein, Drive Stats Evangelist

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Now in its sixth year, the 2021 edition of the annual Backblaze Drive Stats report will be published on February 1st. This webinar will dissect that report and dig into the numbers behind the graphs and charts to shed light on the opaque world of hard drive and SSD failure rates. We’ll examine the failure rates and trends of drives by size, drive by manufacturer, and drives by model. In addition, for the first time, our webcast will cover the life expectancy of the 200,000+ hard drives we manage every day. For example, you'll learn: what are the chances that a drive you buy today will last five years - 90%, 75%, 50%? Sign up today - you won’t get this kind of information about hard drives from anywhere else.

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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.