Backblaze hard drive reliability report for 2015

In the 2015 edition of their hard drive reliability report, backup service provider Backblaze finds that once again, HGST drives are the most reliable. Seagate drives have improved markedly since the previous report.

While it could be argued that Backblaze’s use of hard drives differs considerably from that of typical computer users, the report is still useful as a general indication of the relative reliability of the major drive brands.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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