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SMR is not a big deal if you're reading more than writing... Ie playing movies, viewing family pics, etc from you NAS.
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Exactly SMR is fine as a mass media drive. I doubt very many people are using these as a OS or game storage.MaDgamEr wrote: ↑ SMR is not a big deal if you're reading more than writing... Ie playing movies, viewing family pics, etc from you NAS.
It mainly gained a bad rep when WD silently slipped the tech into some of their drives without any sort of annotation so folks didn't know what they were actually getting.
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Same here. Randomly, the drive will just stop responding when not in used for long period of time, and I have to unplug and re-connect
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Thank you sir! I think CMR will be best for my application.IceCreamGee wrote: ↑ Heeereee we go again.
It depends on your application of the device. If you constantly read/write/move/delete cmr is the way to go.
If you read/write and you don't move/delete smr works just as well.
I use smr drives for my unraid nas. Been about 6/7 months now and I have no issues with them. Make sure you have an SSD cache to perform the writes/moves so that when the data migrates, it's only dumped on the smr drive for long term storage.
If you delete a file off an smr drive it has to rearrange the clusters of data which may take a while and slow the drive down for that moment. Some have mentioned once you go over 10% utilization the drives keel to a crawl; I'm at 50% utilization and experience no slowdowns.
The only time I can't access my drive is when unraid performs a parity check, and that check is known to make any drive inop for the duration.
The only one change I'd make to my setup is get a cmr drive to act as the parity drive since most rewrites take place on this drive. I ordered the 10gb seagate for 200 from bb for this. Your parity drive dictates the maximum storage each storage drive can be.
Tdlr, good for nas storage if all you do is dump data on it.
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