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Are Enterprise Drives Worth It?Cloud backup provider Backblaze says Enterprise hard drives don't provide higher reliability and has the data to prove it.

Backblaze builds its own storage "pods" for its $5 / month all-you-can back up cloud service because it found that it was cheaper than buying general-purpose storage from the usual providers. The company is currently on its third generation of Storage Pod, and has amassed a lot of information about drive failure rates.

In a recent blog post, Backblaze presented its failure rate data for the consumer-grade drives it uses. Today, they're back with another post presenting an analysis showing that Enterprise-grade drives actually have higher failure rates than consumer-grade drives.

Both articles are a good read and may challenge your views about consumer vs. enterprise grade drives.

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