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

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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

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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

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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

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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