Buyer Beware - WD 2TB-6TB...

DrunkenBastard

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Sneaky bastards.

Not they don't talk about issues with arrays staying up specifically.

"In our testing of WD Red drives, we have not found RAID rebuild issues due to SMR technology."
 

DrunkenBastard

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The only acceptable option is a full refund for anyone duped into a shingled turd. Initially they claim the base Reds are good for a 180TB of annual writes without some fine print about too many However clearly you just have to have a decent sustained write task and the array goes belly up

"Additionally, some of you have recently shared that in certain, more data intensive, continuous read/write use cases, the WD Red HDD-powered NAS systems are not performing as you would expect.
If you are encountering performance that is not what you expected, please consider our products designed for intensive workloads. These may include our WD Red Pro or WD Gold drives, or perhaps an Ultrastar drive. Our customer care team is ready to help and can also determine which product might be best for you."
 
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