Backblaze Q2 reliability
Updated: Aug 12, 2019
Ask a dozen IT folks what they recommend for internal storage and you’ll probably hear a dozen different answers. Most of us have – at one time or another – been burned by one particular company more than another (I’ve had some truly horrendous luck with Seagate drives but others swear by ’em), so it’s always fascinating to read some tangible, unbiased real-world breakdowns about drive models and reliability.
Backblaze (an online backup service that those same dozen IT folks will probably unanimously endorse) is – as far as I can tell – the only company who shares details of their storage infrastructure and the uptime/failure of their drives. It’s well worth a read – they publish their current information on a quarterly basis, and it’s always fascinating to check in and see what brands and models are holding up over time (and which aren’t)