Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 6 Nov 2019.
Was SMR not rubbish for writing to in terms of speed? I seem to recall something about SMR drives and people attempting to avoid them
From a somewhat biased source... but: https://www.toshiba.co.jp/tech/review/en/01_02/pdf/a08.pdf
Yes SMR has performance drawbacks, but you are kind of stuffed without it if you want to build high capacity drives.
Only if you're over writing a track that has existing data on an adjacent track. I've had an 8TB Seagate archive drive in my server for ~4.5 years now and write speeds are just now starting to tail off to ~75MB/s with less than 1 TB of space left, but that's typical for most 5400rpm spinning rust though afaik.
Is that ware we have raid5/6 or Z1/Z2/Z3 and backup's for?
Never trusted a single disk to keep all my data on, and my most important data +/-1.5TB is even on 5 locations, PC/server/backup-server/offline-backup server/offsite server.
Separate names with a comma.