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Hard Drive Reliability Update Q1 2016: Seagate Makes a Comeback

Just one operational quarter can make a huge difference in hard disk drive reliability rates.  According to a study performed by the Cloud Storage experts at BackBlaze, all four major hard drive manufacturers are making more reliable devices, with Seagate seeing incredible improvements. Seagate’s previously reported reliability woes appear to have stemmed from a faulty generation of HDD models, for which the company faces a class action lawsuit. The substantial results over last year’s widely cited reliability report could easily change your IT department’s purchasing decisions. This data is applicable to data centers that are using consumer HDDs, local servers using consumer HDDs, and workstation replacement HDDs. Read More

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