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Originally Posted by DotJun
Not sure, but there's nothing wrong with smr for the purpose of media storage.
If you're only talking about simply dumping videos to a drive and using it a write once/read many
configuration then I would agree, but when you're talking about using them in a parity based storage array then it gets a little more fuzzy, especially when it comes to parity updates or rebuilding a failed drive.
The drawbacks of using SMR drives in these arrays may not bother some or most people but that isn't the same as saying there are no drawbacks at all.
RAID protection is only for failed drives. That's it. It's no replacement for a proper backup.