Higher-Than-Typical Failure Rate Among Some 12TB Seagate HDDs
Storage Newsletter, February 12th, 2020
February 12, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 2

Regular HDD Stats readers will recall that our blog post about 3Q19 explained that we planned to take a closer look at some drive failures we were seeing at the time and report back when we knew more

"Well, we've been monitoring the situation since then and wanted to update you on where things stand. Despite the fact that HDD Stats for 2019 are just around the corner, we decided to share this information with you as soon as we could, rather than waiting for the next post. In summary, this year (and going into the next year) we expect to see higher failure rates in some of our HDDs and we will be migrating some drives to newer models. Below, we'll discuss what's going on, what we're doing about it, and why customers shouldn't worry..."

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