大家都知道硬盘有价,数据无价,不论是HDD机械盘还是SSD固态硬盘,用户都很担心数据可靠性,尤其是如今超大容量的18TB、20TB硬盘开始上市,然而很多人没注意到它们的数据寿命是在下降的,都跟QLC闪存的SSD差不多了。

Everyone knows that hard disks are valuable and data is priceless. Whether it is HDD mechanical disks or SSD solid-state disks, users are very worried about data reliability, especially now that large-capacity 18TB and 20TB hard disks are starting to appear on the market, but many people do not notice them. The data life is declining, and it is almost the same as the SSD of QLC flash memory.

Servethehome recently paid attention to the data life of the three major HDD manufacturers, Western Digital, Seagate and Toshiba. Recently, Western Digital launched the 20TB Red Pro series of hard drives, which are products for high-end NAS and enterprise networks.

It stands to reason that the reliability of the Red Pro series hard disks will be very high, but the rated workload data volume of 20TB is only 300TB, and other red disk series with smaller capacities are even only 180TB.

The situation on Seagate’s side is not second. Its high-end NAS-positioned IronWolf Pro 20TB hard drive only has a data write volume of 300TB/year. Toshiba is even worse in this regard. The data write volume of the N300 series is 180TB/year. For three-year warranty, Seagate and Western Digital have a 5-year warranty.

These large-capacity HDD hard drives that are positioned in high-end NAS applications have only 180TB to 300TB of data written, which is obviously not good for NAS that require 7×24 work. You must know that their enterprise-class hard drives are still maintained at 500TB/year At the level of MTBF, the life between failures is also 2.5 million hours instead of the current 1 million hours.

STH believes that these ultra-large-capacity HDD hard drives, even if they are positioned so high, are actually declining in data life, closer to the level of consumer-grade QLC flash SSDs.

Servethehome网站日前就关注了西数、希捷及东芝三大HDD硬盘厂商的数据寿命问题,最近西数上市了20TB的Red Pro系列硬盘,这是针对高端NAS及企业网络打造的产品。

按理说,Red Pro系列硬盘的可靠性会很高,然而20TB的额定工作负载数据量也只有300TB,容量小一些的其他红盘系列甚至只有180TB。

希捷这边的情况也不秒,其高端NAS定位的IronWolf Pro 20TB硬盘也只有300TB/年的数据写入量,东芝在这方面更差,N300系列的数据写入量是180TB/年,它还是三年质保的,希捷、西数好歹是5年质保。

这些容量很大而且定位在高端NAS应用中的HDD硬盘数据写入量只有180TB到300TB了,对于需要7×24工作的NAS来说显然不太好,要知道它们企业级的硬盘依然维持在500TB/年的水平上,MTBF无故障间隔寿命也是250万小时而非现在的100万小时。

STH认为,这些超大容量的HDD硬盘,哪怕是定位这么高了,数据寿命其实是在下滑的,更接近消费级QLC闪存SSD的水平。

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