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WD Red SA500 1TB SSD Review

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

Surreptitiously Swapping SMR into Hard Drive Lines Must Stop

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We discuss why the practice of surreptitiously swapping SMR into the hard drives must end especially to less fortunate customers

Key Takeaways from the 2019 RISC-V Summit

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The 2019 RISC-V Summit showed double-digit growth and a number of big vendors are bringing out next-generation solutions

Western Digital Volume Production of 18TB and 20TB Drives in 2020

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Western Digital is set to ramp volume production of 18TB CMR and 20TB SMR hard drives in the first half of 2020 with samples shipping in 2019