The SMR Drive Discussion and companies are responding

Part two

And Western Digital replied to my video

How does their statement follow for HGST drives?

Also it should be noted that there is a naming change happening CMR=PMR. This tripped me up recently and you may see both used in different product sheets as they get revised. See this link from Synology

Pretty damning video from Serve The Home that I just finished… A 9 day rebuild with a 4tb SMR drive at 50 to 60 percent capacity. Half a day for similar CMR/PMR drive.

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Yup, this is the kind of thing that makes it hard for those of us in the trenches. STH did an exceptional job exposing the deception.

Gamers Nexus is reporting a class action in the USA against WD, and a company looking to do the same in Canada.