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post #1 of 3 Old 06-24-2020, 10:40 AM - Thread Starter
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Western Digital Hard Drive SMR fiasco and new level

See this article about Western Digital trying to sneak in SMR drives as NAS level drives and their new effort to redo...

https://www.extremetech.com/computin...ds-as-red-plus

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It wouldn't make sense if they intended to "sneak" or "get away with it". A company like this with a very good reputation would be commiting business suicide if that was the case.

They are offering to swap the drives for free for anyone who wants it. Let's not make this into a bigger issue when it is being handled properly.
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It has been almost impossible to determine what technology WD is using for a specific drive. As a result of all this flak (warranted) with the Red drives WD seems to be coming clean. I noticed recently that the newest spec. sheet for their line of Blue drives now lists either SMR or CMR for each drive. Never had that before. Interestingly, all but 2 of their 3.5" Blue drives are CMR.

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