I could've shared but It was an old story. Can't search for that specific info now, but yes there was more info about it which I don't remember now.So there's no technical reason. And yet some surveys claim this. Please share those surveys with us so we can be enlightened too!
Also, someone (probably from this thread), posted the same question on reddit yesterday.
May be we can google for more , here is some similar threads may be somewhat useful https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q1-2019/