I would run your array only as long as necessary for a full tape backup image not merely a file system level backup. I have so many dead WD, it’s starting to rival the amount of dead Razer gear. Well explained and fair perspective. We also have moved to an era where our records, assets, and things of real value are digital. At the time it appeared just odd but now I know. Saving $0.50 or $1 here in manufacturing costs can make or break a product in the market. Generally, think of this as tens of millions of drives per quarter, but mostly to only a few customers. In the meantime, it came out that it was not just Western Digital using SMR surreptitiously in drives, but Seagate and Toshiba as well. This is tech journalism at its best. Having looked at what drives use SMR, I suspect WD/Seagate/Toshiba will take advantage of this situation to justify stopping manufacturing of lower-capacity drives because SSDs are gradually taking over those segments and the low-capacity drives can’t compete on price much because there’s a base cost for components like a 3.5″ shell, the controller, the head and motor. SATDREAM.TECH : informations et aide au choix de disques durs dans le cadre d'une utilisation personnelle. ... CMR are the drives you want. At this point, even if they did have the choice to use a different drive, there is a good chance that is SMR as well. Seagate SkyHawk 1TB Surveillance Hard Drive - Sata 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Intern... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. ————————————————– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– Western Digital 6TB WD Red NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, SMR, 256MB Cache, 3.5" - WD60EFAX Seagate IronWolf 10TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – CMR 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage, with Rescue Service (ST10000VN0008) Then I would send my bill including for the replacement performant array, to the vendor. Most of our readers prefer our web articles, but this is a piece with less hardware and more discussion. Effectively where we are is that the oligopoly of hard drive manufacturers is using inferior technology, without disclosing it, on classes of customers who have no realistic alternatives to protect their vital assets and livelihoods. I am looking to purchase an external 10TB drive to shuck, but i'm not sure what the differences are between the two are; do you mind filling me in? Western Digital 10TB WD Red NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 256 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD100EFAX (Old Version) 4.7 out of 5 stars 470 $319.99 WD100EMAZ SMR Check Our data shows that the disk drives WD 10TB WD100EMAZ are NOT based on SMR technology, the disk drives are based on CMR. Listed below: ST8000VX002 ST8000VX008 SMR ST6000VX011 ST6000V… We’ve got a satellite operation in Argentina. Current tests indicate CMR processes - older product reviews give reason to assume that it is SMR. Get the best of STH delivered weekly to your inbox. You can read the full statement here. Sounds like capitalism, if they all do it to hit a given price point, well that’s the trade-off. Also, I knew Seagate’s Archive drives were SMR, and I recognise some people would accept that given the price/GB. they degrade to spinner level performance for bulk transfers (70-120 MB/s). 1ms 669K 3.00M 703K 3.08M 372 0 5.87K 149K 149K 0 I am not perfect in my editing, but I am hoping that at STH we are doing a better job and continue to do so. That almost sounds like a plot to a movie that does not paint corporations in high-esteem. We’re now blacklisting WD Red drives and going to Seagate IronWolf’s. These same NAS drives are likely to be used in RAID arrays that could see specific problems with SMR access patterns. That is whether they are what Western Digital, Seagate, and Toshiba think are high-value customers where this information is disclosed, or those it considers such low-value customers that the companies actively hide this information. These are customers who lack other options or purchasing power and the hard drive manufacturers are treating them worse because of it. 2s 418K 1.68M 316K 1.41M 8.12K 0 27.9K 1.06M 60.0K 0 Mon 27 Apr 18:38:49 BST 2020, scsi-SATA_WDC_WD40EFAX-68J_WD-WX12D10xxxxx total_wait disk_wait syncq_wait asyncq_wait To make matters more challenging, even if a buyer knows the difference between SMR and CMR, that is not enough. LOL memories of 30 years ago. 4s 61.1K 17 93 12 0 0 0 5 61.0K 0 Storage density is a big deal and there are significant costs to just connect a hard drive to a NAS or PC. Just got my black friday WD Easystore opened. In fact, if you look at the ATA specs written several years ago to accommodate SMR, it was designed to deliberately hide the fact that a drive is DM-SMR from the host. Ultimately the problem is that magnetic storage isn’t getting cheaper anymore. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 7ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Now what can I do with my RAIDS full of SMR drives that I bought as non SMR? 32us 0 0 0 0 9.26K 181 44.5K 194K 147K 0 Thank you for doing this on behalf of everyone that values their data. Personally, I usually tell people to look at a great 2015 paper by Toshiba: Shingled Magnetic Recording Technologies for Large-Capacity Hard Disk Drives. There’s a reason a SMR desktop drive has utterly rotten performance if used as a boot drive (remember WD Blacks are sold as performance drives, so are Barracudas), or if used to load up games containing loats and lots of files. 262us 1.54M 587K 1.38M 590K 2.36K 29 29.6K 74.6K 76.5K 0 63ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4us 0 0 0 0 494K 41.3K 1.72M 4.11M 8.39M 26 CMR drivers and SMR drives are completely different devices and I have absolutely no use for the latter. Considering they market SMR and non-SMR drives similarly without clarifying that certain products within the same product lines use completely different technologies, I’m sure lawsuits will find this misleading advertising. Having a backup of that data is important whether it is in a PC, NAS, or the cloud. Seagate are – of course – Seagate… So far we know that the Barracuda, Barracuda compute (sold to us as “perfomance storage”) and storage drives are SMR but they’re staying quiet and are likely to do so until forced to open up. We attempt to answer the burning question of whether the WD100EMAZ (Easystore white label) is the same as the WD100EFAX (WD Red) 10TB hard drive. I suspected as much but they are not the only ones. Despite being a good thing that we now know at least some of the drives with undocumented SMR, I’ve been tracking a Swiss retailer’s prices for HDDs and even just between last week and this week they increased the price on all Ironwolf/Ironwolf Pro drives by about 10 CHF ($10) while the SMR drives stayed at the same price. It is beyond shady to sell SMR in part numbers that should be CMR. Today, digital content can consume a significant portion of one’s income. Their menu of IT products you can get easily is astonishingly different than what we’ve got here. I’m with Steven. The returned Noisier, hot Drive was a WD80EMAZ-00M9AA0 with the same specs. The pool will I have stayed away from the WD Red and have avoided them like the plague – but they are also not the drives for my SGI TP16000 – I use 14 and 16TB Seagate Exos drives – I have 96 14TB and 96 16TB drives. The consumers who were hurt by this were the ones that trusted WD, Seagate, and Toshiba to disclose the use of SMR. I think SMR vs CMR should be required on the spec sheet just like how cameras basically need to list sensor size. Thanks. The drive manufacturers also know that SMR has a certain stigma to it. Uh, Andrew. 511ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 You have entered an incorrect email address! As for SSDs and QLC tech, no thanks, not even for my “cold storage” systems; QLC or QVO tech still seems terribly unproven to me and mostly unexplored by tech web sites. I also applaud that you took a firm principaled and honest stance, deconstructing the WD PR speak. As these firms grow, through absorbing competitors, they can use the best technology and standardize on a fewer number of models, thereby driving up volumes. The main benefit of SMR, and why the technology is used, is because these large customers demand higher data densities and lower cost per PB numbers, even if individual drive performance is not great. It seems the newest server we built here (due to mixing of drives from different vendors in the pool) has an unpleasant mix of SMR and non SMR drives. 17s 43.5K 1.33M 402 47.9K 33 0 454 1.19M 41.8K 0 It sounds like I have described a consumer-grade SSD (lower TBW) based on Enterprise tech; so be it. Hey guys, new to DataHoarder here and i'm having a bit of trouble understanding the difference between the WD100EMAZ and WD100EZAZ. HDD manufacturers or incentivized to make a lot of drives as cheaply as possible. Those prices are a smidgen over 3 times the cost of a WD RED – but you get a 5 year warranty + power loss protection – which samsung’s (more expensive) 860QVO can’t match. Still, it seems like this is the type of information that should be disclosed to customers clearly on datasheets of all hard drive products, even external hard drives sold in the channel. There are a lot of resources out there to explain exactly how this is done. 2s 52.1K 2.80K 220 156 0 0 194 2.21K 51.1K 0 First, we wanted to discuss the perspective of why a hard drive manufacturer would put a DMSMR drive into a consumer platform. We have hit the point now where the last few deals that led to the current oligopoly were heavily scrutinized by antitrust regulators. It seems WD are STILL attempting to minimise the issues and as the call cut off about that point – about 30 minutes in – I’m not really in a mood to play their silly games. 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Then new bits came out, the video was recorded and handed off to Chris for editing. 63ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The 2TB to 6TB market is not for buyers like STH, or even me personally. Think about desktop drives. That brings us to the consumer perspective. Instead I purchased these 10TB not just 1 but 2 hard drives. The last major survey of consumer SSD reliability that I read was published by the legacy “Tech Report” web site; the current “Tech Report” web site is sad by comparison. And what I have described might not be a SSD worth producing due to low production volume and/or low demand (too small of a consumer group). The traditional “jumping off point” for switching from rotating to solidstate media is 4-5 times the price. In the past the 2TB to 6TB market would get drives riding down the cost curve, now that’s no longer possible. Plus even those on the sidelines not current on technology, will hear, Stay away from Western Digital. Please try again. We typically buy larger drives. Something drive manufacturers use to mitigate this is to have a cache of sorts with a more conventional recording area that can ingest writes for later migration to the slower SMR section during otherwise idle periods. It is possible to estimate in terms of years. It will be very interesting to see some realistic performance numbers (not just pure read or pure write benchmarks) for that newly assembled NAS. 31ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A big reason the storage market is littered with failed startups is just how long it takes to garner that trust because data is important, and it is vital. 8us 0 0 0 0 230K 10.5K 428K 4.50M 777K 2 The best solution would be for drive manufacturers to provide a way for the host to know it’s dealing with a DM-SMR drive, and for OS and NAS providers to write code that takes it into account. We tested WD Red SMR v CMR drives to see if there was indeed a significant impact with the change. Just wait until the Easystores have an extra level of lottery to the drive inside. Will be funny to see those arrays start to fail because the shuckers think they found a loophole – but apparently their data is not very important to them. Shows CMR representation but not SMR. Effectively write patterns are changed which allows denser data recording. Unable to add item to List. I’ll make a final observation on this and it’s related to SSD pricing. A fairly standard line for dealing with PR issues like this is something along the lines of: Usually, that message is delivered by an executive to put a face behind the pledge to do better. Summing up the above perspective, we are at a pretty classical case, but one that is not attractive. When one looks at where Western Digital is selling its previously undisclosed SMR drives, it is in the low-capacity space. (they only offered data for drives showing on the skinflint lookup pages additional to the drives he specifically asked about). I would seriously consider using more SSDs if they used 3D or TLC at most, improved the storage density per cubic centimeter of space required, added power-fail final write support (almost all consumer SSDs lack this), and published further studies on long-term extended read-write performance. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Nationwide Tech Biz (Serial number recorded), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Filled out an online email form and received no answer. If using a SMR platter means you can create a drive with a lower cost or fewer number of platters, then that yields big savings. Still feeling annoyed that it wasn’t what i thought i was buying, and might affect ability to add drives and use RAID. THEY HAVE JUST LOST ME ( and all those I will tell this story of Lies of Omission to), as a loyal customer for at least the foreseeable future. 134ms 408K 890K 425K 1.11M 1.84K 0 32.1K 480K 80.0K 8 I see people shucking externals, without realizing that they are NOT drives meant for RAID duty and are cold storage drives – write lightly and then put somewhere safe. Most of my failed SSDs come from poor firmware that has no updates or vendors that do not make those updates widely known or easily obtained. Feel free to listen to that one instead of reading this article during your busy day. Not only is WD using SMR in their consumer drives where buyers may have no reasonable alternatives, but they are also going a step further. They understand that SMR was designed primarily for high-capacity scenarios and work best with customized systems that can handle SMR. 3ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 They are using SMR in their “premium” WD Red NAS drives. 137s 6.59K 52.1K 0 0 0 0 0 51.1K 6.58K 0 And a … The part number is different.” Indeed it is, but Joe Consumer and Jane Small Business Owner don’t know how to tell the difference. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Nitpicking: I’ve spent the best past of the last 12 months chasing ghostly “intermittent network hangs” around the workplace. While at STH we may not be impacted by this today, indeed most of the systems we test all have SSDs these days perhaps with the exception of the HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus (we even recommended WD drives in our HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus Ultimate Customization Guide.) It is almost impossible for a customer to navigate this purposeful lack of disclosure at the lower-end. 4: In the case of REDs – they are MARKETED as RAID drives, so telling people that “We only mean some kinds of raid” when previous iterations worked perfectly is gaslighting As a computer industry, storage paradigms such as legacy RAID arrays take years to develop and become mainstream, then can be widely used for decades. 4ms 193K 450K 230K 550K 62 0 3.06K 200K 51.0K 23 While the dollar value of a customer may not be high to a manufacturer, the value of those drives in storing precious data can be high. I agree, WD has acted in a shady way by slipping SMR drives into the supply chain. thanks for the post, but one thing i still didn’t get is :for an home user where accessing the drive could be 4-5 times a day, what is the life expectancy out of these SMR drives(4TB seagate). I have had 1 Intel SSD “go marginal” (reports 80 percent life remaining, maybe less now) simply due to be written so much; I think it has Micron TLC tech inside, but it’s on the shelf now. Instead, it is cost. @Patrik: Thank you for this article, the best as i said above IMHO on the topic far and wide. Those are excerpts from the Toshiba paper they linked and showed in the video. The big question is whether the large hard drive manufacturers are able to take this as a learning opportunity and be honest and open about their specs. Also, fewer drives mean less vibration, noise, power consumption, and heat. It can be satisfied by updating marketing materials for the nine drives it already has. The “MR” or magnetic recording label tells us that this is the low-level technology that is used to encode bits onto a spinning disk for data storage. Likely the use of SMR technology was seen as a benefit to delivering less expensive drives in the market when many users simply would have no idea a switch from CMR to SMR was made. Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product. When we look beyond the US, smaller customers have to face distribution challenges, currency, and local market gaps, and well as tariffs that can make 2TB to 6TB drives relatively very expensive. They should listen to you. Selling a customer/family/smb, an advertised Safe/reliable House that blows away at the first sign of a heavy wind does NO ONE ( customer, sales rep, company and it’s customer “TRUST”) any favors. We have hit the point where 1TB hard drives have street pricing of about half of a 1TB NAND SSD so hard drive manufacturers are hitting points where they are having to compete on price. Not ideal, but it is where we are. 1ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TDMR - Two-Dimentional Magnetic … 2us 0 0 0 0 289K 38.1K 2.20M 2.05M 28.4M 0 I prefer Toshiba and HGST (WD now unfortunately) over plain WD any day. Low capacity also means a lower dollar per drive metric. Recently it was discovered that many hard drives being sold are indeed shingled magnetic recording (SMR) instead of more conventional technology. state: ONLINE @Tomas H.: I too wondered, but than was extremly satisfied by the most comprehensive, complete, neutral, clear but strong analysis and stand against this semi-cartel’s actions (which boarder on fraud, IMHO). 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Sounds to me like the head loses the track and tries to relocate itself. latency read write read write read write read write scrub trim The biggest, by far, is cost. Hard drive manufacturers typically see volumes driven from hyper-scale customers, large PC/ server/ storage OEMs/ ODMs, and then large distribution partners. This kind of thing should be the first thing after the HDD designator. ( think Income tax return, insurance, license application, proof of citizenship, etc. Really interesting article, shame i didn’t see it when it came out, right when i bought a 4tb wd red, not to save money but because it was the right capacity for my expected usage (should be many years before it gets even 50% full). I could have easily paid 20 dollars more for 12TB Easyshare EXTERNAL drive from Best Buy. We are going to curate a selection of the best posts from STH each week and deliver them directly to you. I hope WD receives some very stiff fines for their actions at the least, or maybe worse YJMV (Your Jurisdiction May Vary). 134ms 436K 750K 336K 207K 9.63K 0 28.2K 495K 90.6K 0 34s 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 Our publishing chain is a lot longer these days, and the pipeline is full until June 2020 already. I’d call this balanced but firm. I’ve been reading and hearing about this SMR mess the past few weeks and was wondering if the MFRs would change and begin disclosing to all of their customers, not just disclosing on the more expensive enterprise drives. 34s 37.9K 597K 2 6.05K 0 0 110 552K 37.7K 0 @Nikolay: It’s a virtual certainty anything larger than 2TB in 2.5″ is SMR. Western Digital updated its response and included which drive models are SMR. many don’t even say “trim”), pool: ZFSMEDIA It is hard to come from the perspective of having access to every piece of hardware at relatively inexpensive prices and remember that everyone is not as fortunate. 現実のSMRの動作なんてどうでも良いらしいよ？ 412 ：Socket774 ：2020/01/23(木) 16:45:25. It sure seems like to me a bad idea that blew up in their faces. So if I have describe a target SSD that is larger, so be it. Plus, let us be realistic here, there are a lot of people who just do not care or know how any of this stuff works. Saving $1 per drive adds up when you are selling tens of millions of drives per quarter. In other words, where HDD makers are now finding themselves. That is a similar concept, just at faster transfer rates than in the hard drive world. 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