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If you own a WD Red NAS SMR drive or plan to buy one you should read this article:

 

https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/04/14/wd-red-nas-drives-shingled-magnetic-recording/

 

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Some users are experiencing problems adding the latest WD Red NAS drives to RAID arrays and suspect it is because they are actually shingled magnetic recording drives submarined into the channel.

 

Update:

 

https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/04/24/western-digital-smr-drives-policy-change/

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