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Backblaze releases raw data on all 41,000 HDDs in its data center

Lucas Mearian | Feb. 5, 2015
Cloud data backup provider Backblaze has popped the cork on files containing raw data collected over three years on the reliability of more than 41,000 hard disk drives (HDDs) in its data center.

"There are lots of smart people out there who like working with data, and you may be one of them," Brian Beach, a Backblaze distinguished engineer, wrote in a company blog. "Now, it's your turn to pore over the data and find hidden treasures of insight. All we ask is that if you find something interesting, that you post it publicly for the benefit of the computing community as a whole.


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