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    Backup Hard Dive Reliability

    I am not saying this is the most reliable source of hard drive reliability data available; but it is perhaps a starting point for some debate:

    (The focus of the reports are on Hard drives used for backups and the data is provided by "Backblaze")

    2015:

    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/best-hard-drive/

    2014:

    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-...eptember-2014/
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    That's why I have 2 copies of my backups.

    cheers, Paul

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    Actually it is one of the rare sources of actual HDD reliability data that there is:

    http://forum.scottmueller.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1511

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    That's why I have 2 copies of my backups.

    cheers, Paul
    Both on your sole hard drive doesn't count :-D

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