He then dug in and found the Toshiba stuff (I thought Tosh were more ethical than that). These things are marketed as home units, so are the desktop drives. We have a video version on YouTube if you prefer to listen instead. Western Digital’s response summary was more along the lines of: WD’s blog post was not even sponsored by a named executive. Hard drive manufacturers typically see volumes driven from hyper-scale customers, large PC/ server/ storage OEMs/ ODMs, and then large distribution partners. Storage density is a big deal and there are significant costs to just connect a hard drive to a NAS or PC. 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. 65us 8.69M 6 9.76M 8 4.65K 83 29.0K 75.0K 87.9K 2 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. What about all those “megafast NVMe” drives that are only fast until their SLC cache runs out then It can be satisfied by updating marketing materials for the nine drives it already has. It’s telling that the manufacturers don’t utilise SMR in high-capacity 8-16TB drives for the most part, despite SMR’s purpose being to get more density (=higher capacity drives). That’s the point. 31ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3: These SMR drives are frequently entering the market at higher prices than their CMR predecessors 511ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Micron’s 5100ECO/5100MAX/5300 enterprise SATA lines start at double those figures, but they’re Nearline drives and will take on CMR workloads. @Nikolay: It’s a virtual certainty anything larger than 2TB in 2.5″ is SMR. Thanks. 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. 536ms 1.10M 2.13M 1.02M 3.04M 6.87K 0 58.3K 764K 104K 0 I prefer Toshiba and HGST (WD now unfortunately) over plain WD any day. 255ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Surreptitiously Swapping SMR into Hard Drive Lines Must Stop, Top Hardware Components for FreeNAS NAS Servers, Top Hardware Components for pfSense Appliances, Top Hardware Components for napp-it and Solarish NAS Servers, Top Picks for Windows Server 2016 Essentials Hardware, The DIY WordPress Hosting Server Hardware Guide, RAID Reliability Calculator | Simple MTTDL Model, Shingled Magnetic Recording Technologies for Large-Capacity Hard Disk Drives, HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus Ultimate Customization Guide, SecureDrive KP 500GB Hardware Encrypted External SSD Review, NVIDIA Acquires Mellanox Bringing a Major Shift, Seagate Exos X18 18TB Now on the Market in Volume, Seagate IronWolf Pro 18TB HDD and 4TB IronWolf NAS SSDs Arrive, In the future, we will ensure this is disclosed, We did not tell you, but it should not matter to you. And after some coaxing, said that they are both PMR, but that doesn’t make sense because of the weight of the drives and their buffer sizes. Do the WD100EMAZ 10TB shucks described in your article “Building a TrueNAS Core 8-bay mATX ZFS NAS” employ SMR techniques? Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product. Let us be clear, in 2020, there are a few reasons one buys a 2TB to 6TB hard drive. 134ms 408K 890K 425K 1.11M 1.84K 0 32.1K 480K 80.0K 8 (Seagate, Tosh and WD drives, depending on whatever HP was putting in their £1300 Eltedesk800s that day), The problem is far from over: On the WD blog page, there’s a link to support with a specific number to call for WD REDs – which from the UK was answered by someone speaking spanish, who then knew nothing about WD RED issues, but pulled up a canned statement that “we have been informed there is a minor problem in 3rd party NAS system where they may not perform properly in some RAID configurations which we do not recommend”. 2us 0 0 0 0 289K 38.1K 2.20M 2.05M 28.4M 0 4s 61.1K 17 93 12 0 0 0 5 61.0K 0 67ms 770K 706K 682K 1.16M 10.4K 0 32.9K 394K 89.0K 0 Sounds to me like the head loses the track and tries to relocate itself. 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. If you are someone who backs up a 100MB of data a day from your Excel and Word documents to a NAS or an external drive, you simply will not notice a difference. 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. 68s 19.2K 159K 0 103 0 0 0 150K 19.1K 0 That said of course consumers deserve to know what tech is in their drives. @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). I have read these drives can be very slow when used for mixed read and write workloads. latency read write read write read write read write scrub trim Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Hope they learn from it. Tomas H. – If you watch the video, you may notice this was written about a week ago. HDD manufacturers or incentivized to make a lot of drives as cheaply as possible. 4us 0 0 0 0 494K 41.3K 1.72M 4.11M 8.39M 26 That means consumer protection laws apply. 16us 0 0 0 0 9.23K 367 115K 340K 979K 0 They should listen to you. 2s 418K 1.68M 316K 1.41M 8.12K 0 27.9K 1.06M 60.0K 0 67ms 290K 833K 355K 938K 1.53K 0 19.4K 412K 77.5K 13 continue to function, possibly in a degraded state. One can always buy a bigger drive. To make matters more challenging, even if a buyer knows the difference between SMR and CMR, that is not enough. I’d call this balanced but firm. Today, digital content can consume a significant portion of one’s income. Fortunately those drives have been relegated to rarely & barely used “cold storage” RAID systems. 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. WD’s April 22nd turnaround happened about 12 hours after I informed them of the last 2 paragraphs and that the only hope they had of mitigating penalties was to come clean and documente all their DM-SMR drives plus their roadmap for the future. 63ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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. We’re now blacklisting WD Red drives and going to Seagate IronWolf’s. Think about desktop drives. Not long ago, 4TB hard rives were hovering around $100, now I see Newegg is selling the WD 4TB drives for $65. 8s 48.6K 11 50 11 0 0 0 0 48.4K 0 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). Changing a previously working device’s internals for something that works “similarly for a few seconds”, then suffers severe degradation – 90-98% on raid rebuilds and 40-60% when treated just right, whilst keeping packaging and marketing identical, is the kind of thing that brings authorities down on a company like a ton of bricks. Most of our readers prefer our web articles, but this is a piece with less hardware and more discussion. 1 Mil Kapton Tape (Polyimide) - 1/2" X 36 Yds, WD 12TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive, USB 3.0 - WDBWLG0120HBK-NESN, Seagate BarraCuda 8TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch Sata 6 Gb/s 5400 RPM 256MB Cache for Computer Desktop PC – Frustration Free Packaging (ST8000DM004). That means some of these pieces have more latency. 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. The vast majority of storage that consumers and SMBs have access to assume CMR drives to the point that many do not look at whether a drive is CMR or SMR, even though SMR can have a massive impact on the operation of an array. 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. Thank you Patrick. I have two drives WD60EZAZ-00ZGGHBO and WD60EZRZ-00GZ5B1 And need to know if these are PMR or SMR. To get the right price, open the link above, then in the "Frequently bought together" Section at the bottom, deselect the other offerings, then "Add To Cart". There are consumers and businesses who have tight budgets and cannot afford higher capacity hard drives for their storage. @Patrik: Thank you for this article, the best as i said above IMHO on the topic far and wide. 16ms 898K 386K 938K 434K 4.96K 0 24.1K 245K 142K 0 (they only offered data for drives showing on the skinflint lookup pages additional to the drives he specifically asked about). 16ms 163K 1000K 225K 2.17M 195 0 7.35K 294K 53.5K 20 524us 442K 420K 434K 441K 1.08K 9 26.5K 102K 78.5K 3 127ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 It is almost impossible for a customer to navigate this purposeful lack of disclosure at the lower-end. Indeed, this particular model (ST2000DM008) is listed on Seagate's specs page as using SMR … TDMR - Two-Dimentional Magnetic … Just wait until the Easystores have an extra level of lottery to the drive inside. 536ms 111K 354K 34.4K 2.93K 2.12K 0 13.7K 276K 47.8K 0 Well explained and fair perspective. 32us 0 0 0 0 4.37K 36 54.0K 157K 275K 0 While many of our readers in the US may think of these segments as very small or struggling businesses or consumers without exorbitant means, that is a very narrow view of the world. What is interesting, is that all of the manufacturers seem to have moved to DMSMR at around the same time, to price drives about the same. ”, No. As Patrick has pointed out, some customers pay much higher prices compared to similar goods in other countries, so expect that consumer segment to get stuck between the proverbial rock & hard place. Seagate IronWolf 12TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 25... Toshiba (HDTB440XK3CA) Canvio Basics 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black, Glyph Studio S8000 8TB External Hard Drive (7200RPM, USB 3, FW800 or eSATA), Glyph BlackBox Pro External Hard Drive 7200 RPM, USB-C (3.1,Gen2) (10TB). If they did “seek the knowledge” they would not have found it. We typically buy larger drives. Again, the data storage industry stepped up here. If the WD60EFAX was replaced tomorrow by a WD60EFAX-V2, the company has not committed to disclosing what technology is used. status: One or more devices is currently being resilvered. JimDeLaHunt June 1, 2020, 3:46am #10. marcolopes: 60EFAX are SMR! We found SMR can put data at risk 13-16x longer than CMR. The biggest, by far, is cost. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. 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. And the PR from them only is making it worse. Nitpicking: 131us 11.5M 152K 10.8M 170K 3.33K 47 28.4K 56.6K 80.2K 0 Ultimately the problem is that magnetic storage isn’t getting cheaper anymore. It seems like the ill will has to be costing them much more. 1s 784K 2.12M 670K 2.55M 8.43K 0 46.0K 853K 86.2K 0 1ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1ms 300K 489K 331K 683K 530 4 18.0K 135K 93.2K 1 Listed below: ST8000VX002 ST8000VX008 SMR ST6000VX011 ST6000V… One of the key reasons that this whole SMR in the consumer market is problematic is twofold. WD is going a step further as a disservice to end customers and hiding the fact it is selling an inferior product until it was recently caught. 4ms 515K 1.13M 587K 1.15M 1.11K 0 10.3K 217K 134K 0 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) I also applaud that you took a firm principaled and honest stance, deconstructing the WD PR speak. 68s 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (One month late because I've been lazy.) We are using a third party service to manage subscriptions so you can unsubscribe at any time. Feel free to listen to that one instead of reading this article during your busy day. 7ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 In this four-page paper, you can go from knowing nothing about SMR to understanding all of the basics with relatively simple language. 17s 4.44K 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 4.39K 0 Instead I purchased these 10TB not just 1 but 2 hard drives. 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? 511ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17s 43.5K 1.33M 402 47.9K 33 0 454 1.19M 41.8K 0 I’ll make a final observation on this and it’s related to SSD pricing. Personally, I usually tell people to look at a great 2015 paper by Toshiba: Shingled Magnetic Recording Technologies for Large-Capacity Hard Disk Drives. In the meantime, it came out that it was not just Western Digital using SMR surreptitiously in drives, but Seagate and Toshiba as well. Host-managed SMR is where hosts and software are designed specifically to optimize and send commands for SMR drives. I hope WD receives some very stiff fines for their actions at the least, or maybe worse YJMV (Your Jurisdiction May Vary). In other words, where HDD makers are now finding themselves. Toshiba’s “voluntary” disclosure to Chris Mellor misses out the status of their NAS, Survellance, Videostreaming and enterprise storage ranges. 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.) 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). They understand that SMR was designed primarily for high-capacity scenarios and work best with customized systems that can handle SMR. Saving $1 per drive adds up when you are selling tens of millions of drives per quarter. As far as I’m concerned, SMR driver are glorified tape drives. “Does ZFS have settings to optimise for SMR drives? Would it be better to divide it into two separate pools? Then I would send my bill including for the replacement performant array, to the vendor. 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 The cost to disclose what is being sold is virtually nothing but that information can be vital to those storing their most critical assets. They are using SMR in their “premium” WD Red NAS drives. You made a lot of good points about the drive companies and their failure to come clean. 8ms 162K 558K 197K 1.03M 85 0 4.24K 250K 49.5K 1.67K 4ms 193K 450K 230K 550K 62 0 3.06K 200K 51.0K 23 8us 0 0 0 0 230K 10.5K 428K 4.50M 777K 2 The fact that the market is having to pressure hard drive vendors into disclosing this information means that an educated consumer could not get the technology they want. they degrade to spinner level performance for bulk transfers (70-120 MB/s). Our publishing chain is a lot longer these days, and the pipeline is full until June 2020 already. Many consumers may be priced out of the market. I just want to know why it took you so long to comment on this. Having a backup of that data is important whether it is in a PC, NAS, or the cloud. I think it is possible that the HDD makers will see this debacle as a chance to further segment the marketplace. HDD’s were not best overall option but i ended with HDD due the lower upfront cost, now I need to replace almost new drives. Considering WD Reds are marketed for NAS use, I think WD will have a nasty shock in lost revenue at the end of the year, because if you’re buying Reds for a NAS, you probably know a thing or two about HDDs, and this SMR mess leaves a really bad taste for the Reds. In many ways, they have if you look at the mobile markets. No vendor wanted to disclose the switch to SMR at low capacities because they had spent years educating the market that SMR was for a different segment. It is possible to estimate in terms of years. 2ms 500K 3.30M 587K 3.74M 529 0 6.89K 180K 140K 0 3ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7ns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 If the drive companies provide CMR drives in this storage range, it will cost more. The traditional “jumping off point” for switching from rotating to solidstate media is 4-5 times the price. To a drive vendor, if you want CMR, the answer is simple. 137s 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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. You’re asking for the next-level information that the drive manufacturers already published. want to sell product and advertise their safety/reliability they need to be honest about what they are really selling. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It is for the lower-cost segments. At least most vendors segregate products based on model number and not family/capacity so we can still get the good stuff. 1ms 669K 3.00M 703K 3.08M 372 0 5.87K 149K 149K 0 There is a subtle distinction but is one that was not worded with a pledge for future transparency. Effectively write patterns are changed which allows denser data recording. Saving $0.50 or $1 here in manufacturing costs can make or break a product in the market. 8s 83.2K 1.88M 25.0K 211K 873 0 6.14K 1.49M 46.6K 0 Those are excerpts from the Toshiba paper they linked and showed in the video. 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. Also, fewer drives mean less vibration, noise, power consumption, and heat. and have SPENT A LOT OF $$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$ on their products over the years. First, the drive manufacturers are using DMSMR which effectively hides the SMR label from host systems and customers. 10TB Western Digital WD100EMAZ Hard Drive SATA 6Gb/s 256MB. Thanks for the reporting. It’s been under discussion for at least 5 years but one of the problems is that DM-SMR drives seldom admit that they are SMR drives (they’re supposed to return a “zoned media” response. I am curious how much this is saving WD per drive? Plus even those on the sidelines not current on technology, will hear, Stay away from Western Digital. I can see their argument now: “But look! There’s no way in the ATA or SMR specs for the host to know the way they can with host-managed and host-aware SMR. At the time it appeared just odd but now I know. 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. The reason hard drive manufacturers went through brutal decades of consolidation is that the business is largely dependent on volume manufacturing. The more I see SSD makers evolve new potentially unstable, unreliable, and/or low-lifetime tech so they can cram more TB into the same 2.5 inch form factor, the more I cringe at the thought of the massive amounts of data loss in a medium once known for high reliability. For 'Shuckers' this will usually contain a WD100EMAZ-00WJTA0 'White' Drive, with apparently a small chance of being a WD Red drive. Also, I knew Seagate’s Archive drives were SMR, and I recognise some people would accept that given the price/GB. If I had known 6TB Reds were SMR I wouldn’t have minded shelling out a little more for an 8TB drive. action: Wait for the resilver to complete. 268ms 248K 642K 147K 37.3K 5.48K 0 22.5K 487K 71.9K 0 Indeed, when the first reports were coming out, we had just finished buying Western Digital drives for, and starting a series comparing clustered versus traditional RAID storage for higher-end home and SMB setups. I would run your array only as long as necessary for a full tape backup image not merely a file system level backup. If these corps. Uh, Andrew. Soon, virtually all primary OS and application disks will transition to SSDs. When one looks at where Western Digital is selling its previously undisclosed SMR drives, it is in the low-capacity space. CMR drivers and SMR drives are completely different devices and I have absolutely no use for the latter. Their menu of IT products you can get easily is astonishingly different than what we’ve got here. If ANYONE believes that three makers actually did this in the same sizing and product ranges independently, I have a string of bridges over the Thames I’d like to sell them, cheap and can do an extra special deal on the one next to the Tower of London. Within 10 years I don’t see HDs being viable vs SSDs. I think his was a deliberate action by WD to improve it’s bottom line at the expense of it’s customers. Hey guys, new to DataHoarder here and i'm having a bit of trouble understanding the difference between the WD100EMAZ and WD100EZAZ. The goal of STH is simply to help users find some information about server, storage and networking, building blocks. Learn how your comment data is processed. The main selling point to me was the fact these were labeled as INTERNAL, I have an old power supply on the machine I wanted to put them in, so when the only way the 2 drives I purchased would read and work is I had to tape the 3.3v pin. 2s 52.1K 2.80K 220 156 0 0 194 2.21K 51.1K 0 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. hoping no one would notice ( Thank you STH and others for bringing this to our attention, I just found this while looking at other unrelated info, Just prior to putting in an order for their GARBAGE, think low cost home built NAS.). More conventional technology customers, large PC/ server/ storage OEMs/ ODMs, and Toshiba to disclose what is being up... 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