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  1. oRBIT

    WD WD Red Plus?

    Just noticed these drives, WD RED PLUS, in a few computer stores here.. Anyone tried these yet in their Synology NAS? These shouldn't use this SMR-crap I guess?
  2. L

    Can I use WD Red SSD SA500 even if not on the compatibility list?

    Hello I have a DS216j, for which I want to replace the HDDs with SSDs. So I would prefer the new WD Red SSD SA500, but they are not on the compatibility list for this DS. The SSD is listed for several other DS models, but not for the DS216j. Maybe the SSD is too new and the DS is too old for...
  3. WST16

    WD WD addresses SMR controversy with new Red Plus hard drives

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-addresses-smr-controversy-with-new-red-plus-hard-drives
  4. Telos

    WD WD Red SMART load/Unload utility 3.5" Drive

    While exploring the WD site, I ran across this patch utility (dated 2013) which"modifies the behavior of the drive to wait longer before positioning the heads in their park position and turning off unnecessary electronics". Although it's several years old, the red drive models listed are common...
  5. WST16

    Western Digital admits 2TB-6TB WD Red NAS drives use shingled magnetic recording

    https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/04/14/wd-red-nas-drives-shingled-magnetic-recording/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingled_magnetic_recording
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