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Re: new harddrive degraded speed

>> Is it an SMR drive?  Interface speed may not be too critical if it is.
> WD says it is a CMR drive, and that they are separating the Red
> designations to make it clear to consumers which are SMR and
> which are CMR because people don't like buying SMR by accident,
> which surprises WD for some reason.

In any case, we're talking about the speed of the SATA connection, which
seems unrelated to CMR-vs-SMR, especially since AFAIK the slowness of
SMR only affects writes.


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