Article 1 - April, 2016
What Google Doesn’t Know About HDD Temperature That You Should
Studies conducted by Google and Backblaze in the same breath conclude that “As long as you run drives well within their allowed range of operating temperatures, keeping them cooler doesn’t matter” and argue “…the lack of a consistent pattern of higher failure rates for higher temperature drives...”. The bottom lines of the studies seem very well grounded, but does the story end here?
We insist – temperature of hard disk drives matters much more than Google and Backblaze think it does.