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  • General Storage Device Information: What are S.M.A.R.T attributes?
    Answer: SMART attributes are a series of raw values reported by drives during operation. These attributes can be used to interpret the health of the drives ...
  • General Storage Device Information: What is a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) ?
    Answer: A hard disk drive (HDD) is a type of storage that uses magnetic disks to store data persistently. It's the most common form of data ...
  • General Storage Device Information: What manufacturer makes the most reliable hard drives?
    Answer: Backblaze, which is a cloud storage company, shared health statistics for about 60.000 hard drives with more than one billion hours in service. Their storage ...
  • General Storage Device Information: How long do disk drives last?
    Answer: Although there's not a definite answer to how long a disk drive lasts, you can expect your hard drive to survive for at least 3 ...
  • General Storage Device Information: What is the Power On Hours (POH)?
    Answer: In the context of storage devices, Power On Hours  refers to the lenght of time, in terms of hours, the drive has been operational.  It ...
  • General Storage Device Information: What is annualized failure rate (AFR)?
    Answer: Annualized failure rate is the projected failure rate for a year. It is the relation between the amount of failed drives of a particular model ...
  • DriveNest Platform Support: I received an "Impending Drive Failure" alert. What should I do?
    Answer: When you receive an Impending Drive Failure alert means that our machine learning algorithms have predicted, with a high probability, that your drive is most likely going ...
  • General Storage Device Information: Does temperature affect the health of my Hard Drive?
    Answer: In general, drive manufacturers suggest keeping the drives in a cooler environment to prolong their lifespan. Despite the above suggestion, there’s no clear evidence that temperature ...
  • General Storage Device Information: Which SMART attributes are indicators of impending hard drive failure?
    Answer: According to a study conducted by Backblaze on their own dataset, 5 SMART attributes seem to be the most important indicators of impending hard drive ...

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