Fields Data Recovery: Whose Drives Fail The Most?

Christmas is coming and whilst the responsible amongst you will almost certainly have all of your presents purchased and possibly even wrapped as well. If you’re anything like me, though, you’ll only now have realised that Christmas day is less than a fortnight away and that you’ve, quite literally, not bought a single present.

Saying that you’ll probably also have friends that will be more than happy to receive practical gifts. The kinds of thing that can be easily purchased from a number of high street retailers like, say, high capacity HDDs, SSDs, USB Sticks etc.

So, in order to help you with your last minute Christmas purchases, we thought we’d breakdown the drives that we received in the first half of this year by manufacturer. You’ll need to take the popularity and proliferation of certain manufacturers into account, of course, but it might just help you make a better choice this Christmas. Here it is:

  • Western Digital: 31.8%
  • Seagate: 30.5%
  • Hitachi: 12.2%
  • Samsung: 11.9%
  • Toshiba: 7.3%
  • Maxtor: 3.8%
  • Fujitsu: 1.6%
  • Quantum: 0.09%

What is the Storage Capacity of a Human Brain?

However quickly the storage capacity of hard drives, solid state drives, USB sticks and so on grows, it is unlikely that they will ever match the capacity of your brain.

The human brain has a whopping storage capacity of 256 Exabytes. Maybe that doesn’t sound too impressive. Ok, let’s put it another way: your brain is capable of storing 256 billion Gigabytes; and if that didn’t impress you, how about the fact that that’s the equivalent of 1.2 billion average hard drives.  Click here for a visual representation of these figures.

Saying that, you can’t choose what you want to erase from your memory and what you want to replace it with!