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    Western Digital starts sampling 20TB SMR and 18TB CMR HDDs

    These enterprise drives are among the first to feature energy-assisted magnetic recording.
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    Re: Western Digital starts sampling 20TB SMR and 18TB CMR HDDs

    A load of p*%n on those to be fair....
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Western Digital starts sampling 20TB SMR and 18TB CMR HDDs

    Hehe.

    i remember when 1.3 GB was OMG for a hard drive, and barely something a mere mortal was able to pay for.
    The first 1TB drives don't ring any bells for me, probably due to me surpassing that with ease on several XXX GB drives.

    I think when my project are completed i will toss in another spinning disk, probably something like 8 - 10 TB.
    BUT ! first i must get a 1TB NVME for my C: the current 500 GB are beginning to put mental restrictions on the big arm movements i so like.

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    Re: Western Digital starts sampling 20TB SMR and 18TB CMR HDDs

    Nobody has said it yet so I guess I'll have to - it's tradition after all.

    "That's a lot of data to lose if it fails."

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    Re: Western Digital starts sampling 20TB SMR and 18TB CMR HDDs

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    Nobody has said it yet so I guess I'll have to - it's tradition after all.

    "That's a lot of data to lose if it fails."
    these days I'd hope it would at least be in an array with redundancy to be fair...

    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Western Digital starts sampling 20TB SMR and 18TB CMR HDDs

    One drive (two for redundancy) for all my backups, sounds good to me.

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