A lot of our customers will ask about hard drive failures and how often they happen. Like alternators in cars… a lot. Here is a look at some failure statistics.

How Long Your Hard Drive Is Likely to Last
No physical storage medium lasts forever, and as you probably already know, hard drives in particular can die rather unexpectedly. But how long can you expect your drive to live? 5 years? 50? Backblaze has crunched some numbers to find hard drive failure rates.