Maybe we noticed the warranty return rate
.. and decided to buy drives that actually last more than a few hundred hours?
Hyperscale customers went on a disk drive buying strike late in Seagate's first quarter of fiscal '19, ended September 28. The bottom line Seagate chalked up revenues of $2.99bn – 13.64 per cent up on the year ago's haul. HDD product sales were $2.801bn compared to $2.39bn a year ago. Revenue from enterprise systems, flash and …
Take a look at the figures. If you are returning drives after a few hundred hours consider checking for PEBKAC because the drives are not the problem. Blackblaze buy lots of 4TB Seagates. They do this because with good redundancy and fail over the 3% PA failure rate is more than accounted for in the price. (The average is 2% for Blackblaze's inventory). Judging by the quantities in service the same cannot be said for the 5% PA failure rates of a couple of Western Digital models.
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