1. WST16

    WD WD addresses SMR controversy with new Red Plus hard drives
  2. Telos

    WD Here come the ambulance chasers !

    Join the class-action suit (keep our lawyers healthy and wealthy)... 🙈 🙊 🙉 Western Digital Lawsuit For Shipping Slower SMR Hard Drives Including WD Red NAS
  3. jeyare

    Seems to be - something happened in HDD vendor's product descriptions (CMR/SMR)

    from my 2 days research I have better overview, what HDD was created with CMR and what with SMR technology (not only for NASes). Seems to be two main HDD vendors - Seagate and Western Digital have prepared new NAS product white sheets with clear information about used technology for a magnetic...
  4. jeyare

    HDD basic for all. Simple guide when SMR HDD is useful and for whom

    You can start with reading of these blogs in our forum: Blog, 1st part Blog, 2nd part
  5. jeyare

    Toshiba Official: Use of Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology in Toshiba Consumer Hard Drives

    April 28, 2020 Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation The introduction of Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology has enabled HDD manufacturers, such as Toshiba, to increase the capacity of their spinning platter drives beyond that of existing approaches. SMR technology is...
  6. jeyare

    Blog Panic around the hard drive. Or just well thought out marketing (from/for whom)? Part No. 2

    Part No. 2 ..... previous Part No. 1 is available here ------------------------------ Nowadays technologies of recording - PMR: The most widespread technology standard for data recording on magnetic media since 2005 is Perpendicular recording (or perpendicular magnetic recording, PMR). Reason...
  7. jeyare

    Blog Panic around the SMR HDDs. Or just well thought out marketing (from/for whom)? Part No.1 (2)

    Part No.1 ------------------------------ Intro: It looks like in April 2020, a specific topic regarding HDDs has become the talk of the town for many forums. The base for this topic are three mysterious letters or rather an acronym called „SMR“ - Shingled magnetic recording. The craze about SMR...