Backblaze Opens Its Books, Shares Massive Raw Data Set on HDD Stats

Maximum PC: If you're a regular reader of Maximum PC, then a name you're likely to remember is BackBlaze, a cloud-based backup firm that routinely shares its data about hard drive failures and various operations. The level of openness is pretty rare, as not too many companies offer the same level of transparency -- Puget Systems comes to mind -- and even fewer would splash the Internet with raw data. Well, that's what BlackBlaze just did, offering up raw data collected from more than 41,000 disk drives in its data center.

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