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2021-02-20 by: Jonathan Calloway
From: Jonathan Calloway 
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Hello!

It=E2=80=99s time to plan a new NAS.  What=E2=80=99s the current =
thinking on brands?  I=E2=80=99ve got WD Reds now.  Would I stick with =
new ones?  Is there another brand / model ya=E2=80=99ll like?

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=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I personally use the WD Red Pro drives, and have never had a problem except maybe once or twice. But Seagate Ironwolf has some nice stuff at a nice price point too. -- David White

=============================================================== From: Peter Veotsch ------------------------------------------------------ I've got 4 WD Reds in my Xigmnas in a ZFS config since 2015 without any pr= oblems Peter Voetsch On Saturday, February 20, 2021, 12:30:11 PM CST, David White wrote: =20 =20 I personally use the WD Red Pro drives, and have never had a problem excep= t maybe once or twice.But Seagate Ironwolf has some nice stuff at a nice pr= ice point too. Hello! It=3DE2=3D80=3D99s time to plan a new NAS.=C2=A0 What=3DE2=3D80=3D99s the c= urrent =3D thinking on brands?=C2=A0 I=3DE2=3D80=3D99ve got WD Reds now.=C2=A0 Would I= stick with =3D new ones?=C2=A0 Is there another brand / model ya=3DE2=3D80=3D99ll like? =3D --=20 David White =20

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ It seems each vendor has their own sweet spot/size. You can even find WD Golds for better prices than Red sometimes. You should avoid SMR drives at all costs, however. Make sure you verify those WD Reds. Cheers, -Dave e: 9s the current =3D Would I stick with =3D like?

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I completely agree with Dave on this one. I would never get the WD Red basic drives (with SMR). Western Digital did take some heat recently about SMR, and not fully disclosing which drives were using which technologies. See https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-lists-all-drives-slower-smr-techNOLOGY. I always go with the WD Red Pro drives. But Dave, your comment about the WD Gold is interesting.. I'll have to go take a look at that! -- David White

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ It=E2=80=99s funny - with just a cursory glance at the Amazons last = night, it seems everyone is starting to add =E2=80=9CCMR=E2=80=9D to = their product descriptions! disclosing which drives were using which technologies. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-lists-all-drives-slower-smr-techNOLOG= Y = . go take a look at that!=20 any the current =3D I stick with =3D like?

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I have a new open box 10TB Seagate Barracuda Pro drive for $150 if you want to try those. , it descriptions! GY y he current =3D stick ? Aaron Welch Chief Mechanic @ Geek Ventures 423-505-9999 n2nightfall@gmail.com "Enabling people to do great things with their own ideas."

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ I=E2=80=99ve been a WD Red Pro buyer for several years. I might go with another drive, if it proves to be as reliable and fast for t= he price. --b osing which drives were using which technologies. OLOGY. ake a look at that!=20 e: e current =3D tick with =3D

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I'm still buying second hand SAS disks t, it descriptions! OGY o : ny the current =3D stick e?

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=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ Some have learned the hard way, shifting from CMR to SMR technology in a RAID array can take rebuild time from hours to literally weeks. No one who has half a clue wants anything to do with an SMR drive. -Dave ht, it t descriptions! smr-techNOLOGY even find oid SMR Reds. blem oo. =A0 What=3DE2=3D80=3D99s the got WD Reds now.=C2=A0 Would I l ya=3DE2=3D80=3D99ll like?

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ Interesting. At the time I had WD Red=E2=80=99s and I was not happy with the performance,= but especially with the resilvering performance. I had chalked it up to the 5400 rpm speed, as at the time WD wasn=E2=80=99t m= aking it clear it was SMR technology. Now, I=E2=80=99m sure it was more likely the SMR technology, but the 5400 rp= m speed probably didn=E2=80=99t help.=20 The WD Red Pros are 7200 rpm, and I was happy with their performance. Knowin= g now, it was probably more to do with the CMR vs SMR. --b gy in a , it escriptions! hNOLOGY d he ?