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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1245 Cloud storage provider Backblaze really likes the reliability of the new 8TB drives
Cloud backup and storage service provider Backblaze recently posted its hard drive stats for Q2 2016, revealing hard drive failure data generated within the quarter spanning from April through June, 2016. The report is based on data drives, not boot drives, that are deployed across the company’s data centers in quantities of 45 or more.

According to the report, the company saw an annualized failure rate of 19.81 percent with the Seagate ST4000DX000 4TB drive in a quantity of 197 units working 18,428 days. The next in line was the WD WD40EFRX 4TB drive in a quantity of 46 units working 4,186 days. This model had an annualized failure rate of 8.72 percent for that quarter.
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#1254 New attack steals SSNs, e-mail addresses, and more from HTTPS pages
#1253 Hacker compromises Fosshub to distribute MBR-hijacking malware
#1252 Bitcoin value falls off cliff after $77M stolen in Hong Kong exchange hack
#1251 SMiShing and the rise of mobile banking attacks
#1250 FBI's hacking tool found to have compromised dozens of computers in Austria
#1249 Google patches dozens of critical Qualcomm components flaws
#1248 Hackers hijack a big rig truck’s accelerator and brakes
#1247 Data of 200 nillion Yahoo users pops up for sale on the Dark Web
#1246 Hackers break into Telegram, revealing 15 million users’ phone numbers
#1245 Cloud storage provider Backblaze really likes the reliability of the new 8TB drives
#1244 Bitfinex bitcoin exchange offline after potentially costly security breach
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