Backblaze to Report Latest Hard Drive Failure Stats at MSST 2017

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Andrew Klein, Backblaze

For the last 4 years, Backblaze has collected and reported on the failure rates and SMART stats of the hard drives in use in their data centers. At MSST 2017, Andrew Klein from Backblaze will present on what they’ve learned about hard drives over the years including failure rates by model, and the ability to predict drive failure before it happens.

Currently we have over 80,000 drives ranging from 3 to 8TB. Let’s take a look at what we learned over the years about hard drives, including failure rates, by model, and the ability to predict drive failure before it happens.

MSST 2017 will dedicate five days to computer-storage technology, including a day of tutorials, two days of invited papers, two days of peer-reviewed research papers, and a vendor exposition. The conference will be held on the beautiful campus of Santa Clara University, in the heart of Silicon Valley May 15-19, 2017.

Andrew Klein has 25 years experience in cloud storage, computer security, and network security. Prior to Backblaze, he worked at Symantec, Checkpoint, PGP, and PeopleSoft, as well as startups throughout Silicon Valley. He has presented at the Federal Trade Commission, RSA, the Commonwealth Club, Interop, and other computer security and cloud storage events.

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