Anandtech reviews the USB-C Seagate 8tb bus powered drive wth SMR

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http://anandtech.com/show/10335/seagate-innov8-8tb-buspowered-external-hard-drive-review

Includes a small lithium polymer battery to assist with spin up power demands. Unfortunately has all the performance pitfalls of SMR.
USB C, ha! It takes over 24 hours to fill the Seagate archival drive on USB or direct SATA. I just happen to be using one today. The write speeds are all over the place by an order of magnitude. It has to be the slowest drive overall that I've used in over a decade. If I were the CougTek, I would crush this POS drive. :mad:
 
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