Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Storage

Are Enterprise Drives Worth It?Cloud backup provider Backblaze says Enterprise hard drives don't provide higher reliability and has the data to prove it.

Backblaze builds its own storage "pods" for its $5 / month all-you-can back up cloud service because it found that it was cheaper than buying general-purpose storage from the usual providers. The company is currently on its third generation of Storage Pod, and has amassed a lot of information about drive failure rates.

In a recent blog post, Backblaze presented its failure rate data for the consumer-grade drives it uses. Today, they're back with another post presenting an analysis showing that Enterprise-grade drives actually have higher failure rates than consumer-grade drives.

Both articles are a good read and may challenge your views about consumer vs. enterprise grade drives.

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Although the DOT function was added to the merlin firmware.I need to bypass DPI because I live in a country where isp censors the Internet.I've been v...
Hello! First time posting, so please excuse any oversights!I'm looking to upgrade to AX with one of the options currently available. At the same time,...
I recently upgraded my router, and now I have an extra device. I was trying to think of a way to put it to use. So I was wondering if it would be diff...
Any opinions if one of these are a better choice than the other, for example known issues, current support, regular updates, etc?I can see both have f...
Asus GT-AC2900Firmware: 3.0.0.4.384_81044Whenever I use ASUSWRT on my iMac, MacBook (http and https), iPhone, or iPad, at some point within 30 minutes...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3