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The Register, September 13th, 2022
September 13, 2022,
Volume 294, Issue 2

The ones used as boot drives in its datacenters seem to be, but perhaps not over time

Cloudy backup and storage provider Backblaze has found that flash SSDs are more reliable than hard drives, at least as far as the boot drives deployed in its datacenters go, but cautions this could change in future as the SSDs age.

These findings come from Backblaze's latest report detailing reliability statistics on the drives used in its infrastructure, and in this case it is only the second such report to focus on SSDs, following one the company published in March.

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