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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 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

Surreptitiously Swapping SMR into Hard Drive Lines Must Stop

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

Western Digital NAS Powered by SiFive Microsemi and RISC-V

At the RISC-V Summit 2018 we saw a Western Digital NAS powered by SiFive, Microsemi, and RISC-V. This is an early development prototype but shows where RISC-V may be headed

Western Digital Ultrastar DC ME200 Uses ScaleMP for Memory Scaling

Western Digital Ultrastar DC ME200 uses ScaleMP for memory scaling to add a low-cost alternative to adding system RAM. This is a similar and competitive solution to Intel Memory Drive Technology with Intel Optane P4800X NVMe SSDs

HGST Ultrastar DC HC620 15TB and 14TB Host Managed SMR Hard...

Another year, another hard drive capacity. 2018 can now boast it was the year of the 15TB hard drive as the HGST Ultrastar DC HC620 15TB launched. HGST is quick to note that this is now the highest capacity hard drive on the market.

Western Digital HGST Ultrastar Hs14 Enterprise 14TB Hard Drive Launched

Western Digital HGST Ultrastar Hs14 Enterprise 14TB helium-filled hard drives are launched with host-managed SMR and both SATA III and SAS 3 interfaces

Our Western Digital Red Pro 10TB NAS HDD Review

Our Western Digital Red Pro 10TB review covers the features and performance aspects of the top shelf WD NAS hard drive intended for 8-16 drive NAS arrays