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WD 22TB CMR and 26TB SMR HDDs Deliver Small Incremental Capacity...

WD has 22TB Ultrastar, Red Pro, Purple, and Gold drives for CMR markets and a 26TB SMR Ultrastar for lower cost and performance storage

Discussing Low WD Red Pro NAS Hard Drive Endurance Ratings

We discuss why the WD Red Pro 20TB has an almost shockingly low endurance rating that can be bested by low-cost consumer QLC SSDs

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

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

Western Digital WD Red Performance Preview

The Western Digital WD Red is a hot topic in the NAS community at the moment as the small NAS market now has a...

Western Digital Releases the WD Red Series for NAS

Today Western Digital released a new line of drives, the Western Digital Red series, designed for network attached storage (NAS) applications. In the press...