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    Don't buy a 3Tb Drive!

    Read the Life-Hacker Article. HTH
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    Oh BackBlaze is back !
    Don't buy a 3Tb Drive!
    Or certainly not a Seagate if the stats are legit(and I have no reason to doubt their legitimascy) . But like I often say: Statistics don't lie but statisticians certainly do.


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    The latest returns stats from a Euro etailer suggests that some 4TB drives also have a relatively high rate of returns (though maybe for different reasons), additional stats on the conclusion page, as well.

    Best digested with a French bilingual for company over a few glasses of Burgundy, failing that, Google Translate and a cup of cocoa.

    This is the most recent (11th) in a regular series (search the Articles for "
    Dossier: Les taux de retour des composants") spanning several years, interesting reading for component selection and deciding whether/when to replace/retire current components.

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    By the time those stats come out the manufacturers have identified and probably fixed the issues. Besides, that's what backup and warranty are for.

    cheers, Paul

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    that claim was based on an erroneous analysis of cherry picked data

    look at all of it and you can find some 3TB that are more reliable

    in theory 4T has higher bit density and would less reliable than a 3T


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    Read the Life-Hacker Article. HTH

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    Do you have details on the dodgy data used?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Do you have details on the dodgy data used?

    cheers, Paul
    it was at the original site
    they listed all the drives and their failure rates

    one 4 beat a 3
    some 3s beat a 4

    but overall it was mostly random and had nothign to do with the total capacity

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