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  1. It seems that the major offender is being prosecuted. I referred to Western Digital that way because WD used SMR in their Red lineup, which is intented for use in NAS applications, which are many times used in a RAID configuration. SMR is very bad for RAID. Source: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Western-Digital-faces-a-lawsuit-over-the-specs-of-some-of-its-hard-drives.467601.0.html
  2. Thank you! It seems to have good information - but I am not able to verify it all. At the moment, I was not able to edit the original post. I will do it later.
  3. Source: https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/04/15/seagate-2-4-and-8tb-barracuda-and-desktop-hdd-smr/ @Demonking apparently, the HDD you mentioned is affected. Model: ST2000DM008 By the link you posted: https://www.newegg.com/seagate-barracuda-st2000dm008-2tb/p/N82E16822184773?item=N82E16822184773
  4. I am not against SMR. I think - as said before - if there is a use case for it with enough demand, that technology will survive. HDDs are not going anywhere! However, I am against manufacturers decreasing significantly the performance of a product, without letting the consumer know. It is important to highlight that these HDD remained on the same family of products, without a change in labelling, marketing name, or even specification sheets. This is not transparent, and consumer will be mislead by previous tests, reviews, and experiences.
  5. Thank you for you great insight. And I agree with you: consumer needs are significantly different from the enterprise. And, NAS - for consumers - is not a cold storage, in my opinion. NAS is accessed more frequently. And WD Red (up to 6GB) are commonly used in NAS application. And your text confirms my theory: They want to separate further their non-Pro to their Pro families of products. Cheers.
  6. If a company decreases performance of a product, without saying anything, everyone should starts worrying. Moreover, this could be extended to every product of those companies. This is particularly worrying, as many people seems to be ok with this - as seen in this thread. Which I personally think is not seeing the big picture. Because tomorrow, this may occur with your HDD, Processor, Smartphone, or Camera. Furthermore, we all should show our opinion on this to the OEMs, and to our local authorities. I will surely do that.
  7. Processors change series (or generation). This way, you have a way to tell the difference. HDD have families, but not generations. This is wrong doing. Not exactly. The perfomrnace - which they advertise - decreased significanlty. Thus, this is not acceptable.
  8. Guys, I am not against SMR. And there is space in the market for that The thing is: They decreased the performance of the drives, without (1) telling consumer, and without (2) changing the product name / branding / family. I reiterate: the main goals of these OEMs - maybe in conjunction - is to: a) Cheap out on production costs; b) Enlarge to the difference between the non-Pro and the Pro version, in order to force SOHO and enthusiast users to buy the more expensive Pro versions. Moreover, this is greatly complicated when people h
  9. Guys, I understand your point of view. But this case is more than that. We are talking of and OEM changing the core of the product, without communicating the change. Same as, a new phone: Samsung Quiet S, with a Snapdrogn SoC. Then, after selling millions of those, Samsung changes to: Samsung Quiet S, with a MediaTek SoC. What would you think of that? Maybe call it Samsung Quiet S1, or S less. But never call it the same. Especially when the performance has decreased.
  10. Thanks for the tip. Will start using it. Yes, it depends on your application. For archiving, yes, you will only feel when you are storing. Then, for long term storage, there is no significant pani. But, for NAS application - like WD Red or Seagate Barracuda - I think this is not acceptable. Personally, I think this is a movement for OEMs to differentiate their Pro versions from their non-Pro versions. This way, most users (especially SOHO and enthusiast), will spend more on their Pro lineup.
  11. Fortunately, I can also afford SSDs on my computer. But, on my NAS, where I have my backups, photos, videos, and much more... HDDs is still the only way to go. How much would I have spent on SSD to reach my 8TB of total capacity? Now, I am looking to upgrade my NAS to a 4-bay one, with 3x 8TB HDD, and 1x 512GB SSD for caching. This situation concerns me. And, in fact, concerns all of us. Because it is an OEM changing the specifications of a drive, lowering its performance, without letting the customer know. You could be watching a perform
  12. The three major HDD manufacturer - Western Digital, Seagate, and Toshiba - have been implementing slower technology (SMR) in their most recent revisions of their hard drives, without telling customers. Originally, this was noticed by a user, who contacted BlocksAndFiles.com for further investigation. This was felt as users inserting a new HDD drive to their RAIDs, but the new HDD (with SMR) kept pulling out of the RAID. In my opinion, this is unacceptable, because manufacturers decreased the performance significantly of their products, while keeping the same market
  13. One day to go, and we need to stay strong Folding@Home :-) Give it POWERRRRR!
  14. For every member of LMG: a) What are your main difficulties being an internet "celebrity" regarding your work and home life? b) How do you fell about - almost - everybody being a specialist in anything you do in the channel?
  15. Tech from A to Z, but we prefer in between.