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WD Red Pro 20TB Launched with Wickedly Weak Workload Rating

The new WD Red Pro 20TB is out but has only an annual workload rating of transferring 15 times the entire drive's capacity

WD Gold 16TB 18TB and 20TB Models Inbound Plus EAMR

With a set of new announcements WD has new 16TB and 18TB CMR drives with EAMR technology. WD Gold 16TB and 18TB plus an Ultrastar DC 20TB SMR drive debut

What WD Red Plus Means For the Industry

We discuss what the WD Red Plus means for the industry. We also discuss a few updates and industry impacts since our previous piece

WD Red Plus Launched with CMR

Western Digital launched the WD Red Plus line to designate CMR but is keeping WD Red as a DM-SMR brand which is likely to ensnare vulnerable consumers

WD Red SMR vs CMR Tested Avoid Red SMR

We tested WD Red SMR v CMR drives to see if there was indeed a significant impact with the change. We found SMR can put data at risk 13-16x longer than CMR