The most reliable hard drives in the world

McT

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#2
At the risk of being a n00b ... ah heck, who cares ... so which is the most reliable then?

How do you choose between drive failures and annualised failure rates?

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Gaz{M}

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#3
Look for large sample sizes (like 1000's of drives of a particular type) with the lowest failure %.

You can't say the drive models with 0% failures are the most reliable, if the amount of drives is low. It not a large sample size.

So I reckon this is the most reliable:

HGST HMS5C4040BLE640 15,339 1,363,173 16 0.43%
 

Sapphiron

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#6
I would rather see Google, Microsoft, and other large cloud sites results.
I would love to see those stats too, as I plan business networks for a living.

For consumers, I think Backblaze's data is more relevant, because they buy the same drives consumers would.
 
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SauRoNZA

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I would rather see Google, Microsoft, and other large cloud sites results.
They’d probably only run enterprise level NAS specific drives.

Backblaze’s entire point is that it’s a waste of money and desktop drives can work just as well.
 

SauRoNZA

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WD in my eyes has surpassed SG in terms of reliability.
Ultimately comes down to exact sizes and models going by their data.

HGST seems to be the most consistently reliable across all sizes and models but don’t get them locally that I’ve seen.
 
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