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  • #16
    Actually those are different, I do like those GTZ!

    Those drives! <drool> Yeah I'm sure before I know it I'll be needing those. Mr. Wallet strictly objects right now. lol

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    • #17
      Certainly nice storage drives but with them being SMR, the speed would take a hit I believe.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
        Certainly nice storage drives but with them being SMR, the speed would take a hit I believe.
        I had not really looked into SMR drives until now. It seems they are very different and although they look the same, they should not be used in the same way. They are best for write once, read many times scenarios and it seems that using these drives in a "standard workload" where there are frequent writes could result in errors...even crashing the O/S from what I read.

        Yikes, cannot simply look at the capacity/price anymore, now you have to research underlying technology also. Some good info here.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Laithan View Post
          Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
          Certainly nice storage drives but with them being SMR, the speed would take a hit I believe.
          I had not really looked into SMR drives until now. It seems they are very different and although they look the same, they should not be used in the same way. They are best for write once, read many times scenarios and it seems that using these drives in a "standard workload" where there are frequent writes could result in errors...even crashing the O/S from what I read.

          Yikes, cannot simply look at the capacity/price anymore, now you have to research underlying technology also. Some good info here.
          Lots of people actually buy external hdd's as they are cheaper in order to simply rip out the OEM SMR Drives. For simple storage, these are fine but I hear people use these in NAS enclosures for example and I cannot think of anything worse personally. NAS's are generally 24/7 beasts and is something you can end up doing lots of reads and writes too, so I am not sure why people thing they are suitable for that use scenario.

          Anytime I buy a new HDD, I scrutinize it a fair it, especially if they are for use in my NAS, but I only either use NAS drives or surveillance drives just due to their endurance.
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          • #20
            Worth a watch re: CMR vs SMR. I personally plan to stay clear of these regardless of the use case.

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            • #21
              I have always know to stay well clear from SMR drives. I will not use them for anything as the performance is just painful, even for portable uses. The fact that WD is still going to use them for one of the RED lines for NAS use is just upsetting. Never use SMR drives in a NAS unless you enjoy poor performance.
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