I've got a server (not a "nas") that has some age on the internal drives. This "server" is a windows computer that is on 24/7 and pretty much runs the media duties of the house.
It's drives all have age on them, and I'm in upgrade mode ;)
Any reason why a WD SMR (EFAX) drive(s) can NOT be...
A small settlement for the consumers that felt mislead by the WD SMR marketing:
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...
You can start with reading of these blogs in our forum:
User article - Panic around the SMR HDDs. Or just well thought out marketing (from/for whom)? Part No.1 (2)
User article - Panic around the hard drive. Or just well thought out marketing (from/for whom)? Part No. 2
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...