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seagate_surfer

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  1. I should have included you in the answer I made for Spotty above.
  2. Yes, I also think so from my own perspective of a single worker and it is only an opinion! But Seagate has made this clear since the technology was first introduced in 2013 and so far it doesn't look any different. Checking the RPM and the warranty is not written anywhere, I only made it up after comparing all the spec-sheets of all HDDs one by one available on the website. Seagate's policy is clear, they won't reveal which ones use SMR or PMR, but I hope everyone willing to be more informed than the average consumer can find this, and can also use it to help them make a better purchase decisi
  3. You are welcome! That's for sure, they are two separate worlds. That's not what i said, sorry if you misunderstood me. Cold storage is not the only use for SMR, but I didn't mean to say that NAS is cold storage, just the opposite. In response to whether IronWolf is SMR or not I said: The characteristics of an SMR drive are not the characteristics of a NAS-type HDD. There are also cheap non-SMR hard drives in the cheapest line of all, the BarraCuda! And they have only a 2 year warranty too. Basically the SMR market is "the lowest cost per GB" market, and I
  4. Thank you! I don't know what happened to WD but this seems to sum it up: I see what you're saying, they tried to put it all in the same presentation. Yes, I guess they could have also put the links to the product specs when you click on the name or something, yeah...
  5. I saw your recent... let's just call it wall in tech news. very interesting read btw

     

    you're more than free to come back with a personal account here, in case it doesn't go through with setting this up again

     

    either way, I wish you the best dude

    1. seagate_surfer

      seagate_surfer

      Oh this is so nice! Thank you very much man. I will do that to review periodically, I liked the community anyway. Stay safe and healthy! 

  6. Yes, that is a perspective and you are right! If it were the case and the drives were that bad, no one would buy hard drives anymore.
  7. You will be wise enough to know as long as you can pick the right drive, Would you drive a minivan down the race track? Disk drives keep track of various drive usage such as power-on hours, lifetime writes and lifetime reads from the host computer. With this data we can calculate an Annualized Workload Rate using this simple formula: Annualized Workload Rate = (Lifetime Writes + Lifetime Reads) * (8760 / Lifetime Power On Hours) 8760 are the number of hours in a year. The Workload Rate becomes an annualized average expressed as TB/year. Disk drives are specifically design
  8. The reading gets a bit long, I know! In short, the answer is no, not necessarily because the characteristics of an SMR drive are not the characteristics of a NAS-type HDD. There are also cheap non-SMR hard drives in the cheapest line of all, the BarraCuda! And they have only a 2 year warranty too. Basically the SMR market is "the lowest cost per GB" market, and IronWolf does not meet that characteristic, also remember that SMR is not for performance focused tasks and that is also another feature that does not fit. IronWolf does offer an excellent performance on high performance tasks because i
  9. I quote the following sentence as verbatim from the Seagate page How to Choose the Right Hard Drive | Seagate US to begin my comment, I am going to quote several times today but this basically sums it up: "A drive’s reliability is found in the right match between the device and what you need it to do. So pick the right drive for the job. It will thank you with an extended reliability." Let's get on the DeLorean time machine and "go back to the future" by looking at the past when this technology was first introduced, based on the documentation from 2013 (Seagate Delivers On Techno
  10. You're right. I think it was a misinterpretation of the documentation by the person who answered this at the time, before in the communities we were usually not used to respond with such a technical approach, and we also used to redirect customers to the technical support and customer service group. Until I got this job (2019)! I am a type of community content creator who likes to dig deeper into the technical topic a lot, and this is the type of profile I wanted to be in the communities. Anyway, sorry for the confusion, but the technology you are referring to is called RV sensor. I
  11. Noe we are talking. Cool friend! Thanks for posting.
  12. WOW this a great photo! It looks like some kind of cover or something...
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