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    Default Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by f1assistance View Post
    indeed!

    and look at what is missing entirely: SSds
    If you think I got Grumpy

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    There's a reason why SSD's are not used by such storage providers...
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    They cost more per GB... when you operate at that scale you're replacing everything based on MTBF rotation anyway.

    Also, the performance gains for SSDs don't really matter when you've got so many platters to get the IOPS.

    SSD's also consume themselves when written to, so it's nice to replace based on time online instead of CRAP this cluster ate another disk!

    For the rest of us, SSD is faster, and more reliable.

    *Edit*

    Azure is made out of SSDs... I assume the other cloud providers are as well, so it's not like they don't use them. But BackBlaze is an archival company, so it makes sense they use mostly platter storage, cheaper, larger volumes.
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    I've always been partial to WD...and they continue to show why they're a good bet.

    EDIT: I've had (4) 4TB drives in a ReadyNAS for [many] years and they are forgotten...
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    Yeah, Seagate never really recovered from the tsunami.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    They cost more per GB...
    That's what they said:
    www.backblaze.com/blog/ssd-vs-hdd-future-of-storage/

    There are other good articles there, too!

    thanks!

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    That specific link, the only thing I see out of place is the emphasis of putting an HDD in a desktop and presumably a laptop when cost is a factor.

    I just paid $60 for a 500gb SSD... The 1tb platter is $50

    If you're so cheap as to decide to spend hours of your life managing a system to save $10, while also reinforcing bad habits...

    Well that's no longer being frugal, that's being stupid cheap.

    But I think I've read this one before... so I'm going to chalk that discrepancy up to age of material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    That specific link, the only thing I see out of place is the emphasis of putting an HDD in a desktop and presumably a laptop when cost is a factor.
    Yeah I know. The rugged Laptop has an SSD. virtually indestructible. The lack of worry upon droppage is priceless.

    The brand new desktop has a 2TB HDD - which I promptly shoved over to the D: drive for storage, and Windoze lives on a third-party 256 GB SSD.

    Bloatware - meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim.Alles View Post
    Yeah I know. The rugged Laptop has an SSD. virtually indestructible. The lack of worry upon droppage is priceless.

    The brand new desktop has a 2TB HDD - which I promptly shoved over to the D: drive for storage, and Windoze lives on a third-party 256 GB SSD.

    Bloatware - meh.
    Certainly far less expensive to toss in the SSD yourself than to pay whatever extortion rates the tier 1s all want for them...
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