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



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.



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These companies lost their sense of smell. Submarining these SMR drives as normal drives is a big ******* you to customers.


I have older 4TB Barracudas which can sustain 150mb/s no problems. I bought 8TB barracuda (2019 model) and its an SMR drive - awful performance after about 300GB. Literally 1-50MB/s on a single, large RAR file.


Now everybody has to guess if some of these models are SMR or not. Its bullshit.


Thanks for posting those articles!

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