Not cool Western Digital, not cool at all

While this issue shouldn’t impact those using software “RAID” systems as directly as those with the real kit. It’s terrible that Western Digital (WD) is using SMR on drives specifically targeted at NAS/RAID use cases.

Some users are experiencing problems adding the latest WD Red NAS drives to RAID arrays and suspect it is because they are actually shingled magnetic recording drives submarined into the channel.

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