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Western Digital 20TB ePMR Hard Drives with OptiNAND

Western Digital 20TB hard drives will utilize new recording technologies to push areal density along with OptiNAND iNAND for performance

WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD Review Testing on AMD and...

In our WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD review, we test this PCIe Gen4 SSD on AMD and Intel CPUs to see if the CPU has any impact on our benchmarks

WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe SSD Review

In our WD Black SN750 review, we see how this PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSD performs compared to its modern M.2 competition

WD Red SA500 1TB SSD Review

In our WD Red SA500 1TB SSD review, we delve into why this M.2 SATA SSD option is much less expensive than its competition from Seagate and Synology

WD Blue SN550 1TB Review Inexpensive NVMe Taking on SATA

In our WD Blue SN550 1TB review, we see how this PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSD stacks up to its competition in the value 1TB SSD arena vying to displace SATA SSDs

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 DM-SMR Update 3 Vendors Bail and WD Knew of...

We discuss other WD Red DM-SMR performance experiences, share that WD-HGST knew using DM-SMR was not good for ZFS, and how this could have passed testing

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