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Just How Safe are Compact Drives for Storing Confidential and Sensitive Information?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Just How Safe are Compact Drives for Storing Confidential and Sensitive Information?

The first quarter reliability report of hard drives for 2016 reveals the lowest quarterly failure rate of 1.84%. This number resulted from over 5 million drive days–or spinning the hard drive.

Of the four hard drive manufacturers tested, HGST proved to be the most reliable with only 1.03% failure rate, while Western Digital has the highest failure rate of 6.55% .

There are three reasons a drive can be considered to have failed. First, it can’t connect to the Operating System. Second, it can’t sync or remain synced; and last, the smart stat they use shows values above the threshold.

Albeit, this first quarter record proves to be the lowest considering the 5.84% failure rate recorded last year, the aggregate result for 2016 is yet to be known.

Cloud Storage Still the Best for Back-up

Sure, consumers wouldn’t spin thousands of hard drives for personal use, but the report shows the risk of storing confidential and important files on compact drives. Specifically, users do not have smart stats to monitor the health of drives and would not handle hard drives with care when carried in schools or in the office.

Hence, storing data in the cloud is one of the safest ways possible to take care of your files. Cloud storage is perfect for back-up storage in case of emergency or disaster.

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