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Backblaze’s Q417 HDD Reliability Report: Enterprise Premium Still In Question

Backblaze released its Q4 2017 hard drive failure statistics, and they continue to confound on the topic of enterprise-versus-consumer drive reliability.

Cloud-backup provider Backblaze publishes hard drive reliability statistics from its data center every quarter. The startup has been keeping track of its statistics since 2013 and has now amassed over 93,000 hard drives of different makes in its data centers. These statistics are controversial, and we’ve commented on Backblaze’s practices before.

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