Shingled Magnetic Drive - Not Great for NAS!7/11/2020 7:15:22 AM

Cons: - When I purchased this drive, it was not labeled as an SMR drive. I replaced some conventional drives with two of these drives about 6 months ago. It took a LONG time to rebuild the array, which seemed normal enough and I was glad to have the extra space. However, it has been an incredibly slow drive ever since as I have a lot of large files that take forever to sync between by two NAS's. - Because of the slow speed of the shingled magnetic recording, the syncing seems to timeout, then it loses track of changes and I end up with duplicate files. I have done everything I can to troubleshoot this and have come to the conclusion that the only thing it can be is the drive itself. - There is currently a class action lawsuit against WD for the misrepresentation of these drives as suitable for use in NAS's. - Don't buy if you want to use in any kind of critical or responsive system.

Overall Review: Would not recommend.

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Manufacturer Response:
I am sorry to hear about your experience with our WD Red drive and thank you for bringing this to our attention. If the drive is not working properly or efficiently in your array because it is an SMR drive, we would recommend getting in contact with our Technical Support Team directly as they would be glad to assist you with what options for support we may be able to provide you. “What are the currently shipping SMR Drives” Search for knowledge base article: 29458 Need Help? Please see our “ Contact Us” page for information