The Life and Times of a Backblaze Hard Drive

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Backblaze has published a description of what it’s like to be a hard drive in the company’s data center, writing it from the perspective of a hard drive called Zach. Wonderfully silly, for sure, but it’s an engaging approach complete with interesting technical bits.

That was a fascinating article. Made me realise I have to treat my hard drives with more dignity and respect - from henceforth they shall all be named something meaningful.