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HGST Hard Drives Most Reliable of 2017 According To Backblaze Report

At the end of 2017 we had 93,240 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,935 boot drives and 91,305 data drives. This post looks at the hard drive statistics of the data drives we monitor. We'll review the stats for Q4 2017, all of 2017, and the lifetime statistics for all of the drives Backblaze has used in our cloud storage data centers since we started keeping track.

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Seagate Unveils 10TB Consumer Hard Drives

Seagate has just unveiled their new 10TB hard drives aimed at consumers, NAS applications and surveillance. With this announcement Seagate now offers the largest available 10TB drive portfolio out there. Seagate has also released new brand names and imagery to distinguish each individual drive and what it is designed for. The new series is made up of the 10TB BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, 10TB IronWolf NAS drive, and the 10TB SkyHawk surveillance drive.

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Western Digital Announces the WD Gold Hard Drives

Western Digital Corporation, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the expansion of its award-winning color portfolio with a new line; WD Gold datacenter hard drives. WD Gold datacenter hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications - including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures. WD Gold drives are currently available at select U.S. distributors, resellers and through the WD Store.

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Western Digital Expands its Hard Drives and External Storage Solutions to 8TB

Western Digital Corporation, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the expansion of its award-winning portfolio of performance storage solutions with 8 TB capacity drives for NAS, video surveillance and desktop external applications. Increasingly centralized, rich-content, which continues to grow in popularity among enterprises, small business and consumers alike, is driving demand for greater storage capacities.

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SSDs To Reach Price Parity With HDDs In 2016

When SSDs first hit the market they were around $8/GB, then it was a big deal when they hit the $1/GB mark. Today many of the SSDs that we reviewed recently can be found anywhere between $0.35 - $0.45/GB. According to a new report SSD pricing could become 1:1 with mechanical hard drives in late 2016. This would mean you could pick up a 4TB SSD for around $150.

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SecureDrives Self-destructing SSDs will Physically Destroy the NAND Flash on Your Command

Most of us have our hard drives filled with photos, documents and other random data, but there are some that have business information, trade secrets, and sensitive information stored on hard drives. It could be a very bad thing if that information gets into the wrong hands. It would be great if hard drives had some sort of self-destruct mechanism, well as it turn out this technology goes exist and comes from a company called SecureDrives.

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Seagate Testing 8TB Hard Drives with Customers

It seems not that long ago 6 TB drives were just announced and now they are selling for as low as $300. Seagate is ready with fully functional engineering samples of its 8 TB hard drives and has sent them over to major enterprise (hosting / cloud) customers for reliability testing and feedback. This was revealed in their Q4FY earnings call by CEO Steve Luczo when responding to a question.

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Western Digital to Stop Shipping PATA Hard Drives

We are expecting that Western Digital is going to put a rest to the shipments of the parallel-ATA (PATA or legacy ATA) hard drives and this stoppage will be effective since the 29th of this month. The lineup of PATA hard drives was a small one in the company’s extensive product portfolio and this was solely to help the people who were still using the older laptops and wanted some upgrades for their hard drives.

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