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    Re: WD Red HDD naming convention makes SMR choices clearer

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    You don’t
    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    You do it from your backup..
    Exactly - for "cheap consumer NAS" it just doesn't matter how long it takes to rebuild an array. If you're running a parity drive then you're well past cheap consumer level, and in simpler setups SMR performs OK. It's not exactly as fast as CMR, but average speeds in write intensive loads are almost as good as CMR - there's no order of magnitude difference

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    Re: WD Red HDD naming convention makes SMR choices clearer

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Exactly - for "cheap consumer NAS" it just doesn't matter how long it takes to rebuild an array. If you're running a parity drive then you're well past cheap consumer level, and in simpler setups SMR performs OK. It's not exactly as fast as CMR, but average speeds in write intensive loads are almost as good as CMR - there's no order of magnitude difference
    Am going back to RAID 1 Volumes on my DS1815+ to keep things simpler (which is what the 2 14TB hdds are for)



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    Re: WD Red HDD naming convention makes SMR choices clearer

    I shucked 4x 8TB WD drives. All were essentially WD Reds and HOPEFULLY CMR. But with WD these days, who knows!

    THey only cost me £94 on amazon each which was a good deal for 8TB.
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    Re: WD Red HDD naming convention makes SMR choices clearer

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    I shucked 4x 8TB WD drives. All were essentially WD Reds and HOPEFULLY CMR. But with WD these days, who knows!

    THey only cost me £94 on amazon each which was a good deal for 8TB.
    WD state that 8TB drives are all CMR, so you're good. Nice price.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news...smr-techNOLOGY

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    Re: WD Red HDD naming convention makes SMR choices clearer

    I still have 6 affected drives in my 12 bay unit though. Which I'm really not happy with!
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    Re: WD Red HDD naming convention makes SMR choices clearer

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    I still have 6 affected drives in my 12 bay unit though. Which I'm really not happy with!
    Ouch, how much data you got, I'd want that off and the drives out asap, if not asapier...

    SMR drives do have a use, but for NAS, not it...
    I take it they are too old to send back or do anything with returns wise?

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