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yeehi
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August 16, 2019 16:00  

This is the most useful data I know when selecting a storage unit. Backblaze regularly release data on failure rates for their disks at their data centres. Have a look:

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-q2-2019/

Solid State Drives "...will generally last as long as you need them..."

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-reliable-are-ssds/

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Alex Stevens
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August 24, 2019 14:59  

I have issues with them since you are testing in a totally different environment putting dozens (maybe hundreds) of drives sitting in racks that are designed for desktop use and wondering why they fail in a data center environment.  Though it is a pain in the ass to do any sort of reliability testing in a home NAS or internally inside a desktop PC.


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