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2022 Mid-Year SSD Stats Review

It’s the mid-year SSD stats review time at Backblaze! In a recently published report, Andy Klein shares the latest datapoints on lifespans and failure rates of SSDs.

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The report titled “The SSD Edition: 2022 Drive Stats Mid-year Review” which is published on Backblaze’s website is based on a study conducted on the SSDs in the Backblaze Cloud Storage platform. Klein writes,

Boot drives in our environment do much more than boot the storage servers: they also store log files and temporary files produced by the storage server. Each day a boot drive will read, write, and delete files depending on the activity of the storage server itself. In our early storage servers, we used HDDs exclusively for boot drives. We began using SSDs in this capacity in Q4 2018. Since that time, all new storage servers, and any with failed HDD boot drives, have had SSDs installed.

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Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. She has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.