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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The depiction is wrong. The overlap is more than 30% at this point.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SMR drives are fine as long as you don't need high performance. One of my drives is SMR and I can't even remember which one it is.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I use several SMR drives in RAID-Z 0 (aka striping) for bulk storage that I don't care about backing up. Torrents and shit. I don't notice any real impact to performance. No offense if you give a frick about SMR you should probably get around the problem to begin with and just buy SSDs.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What a dumbass solution, why not just use individual drives or as storage pool without redundancy?
        In raid0 if one drive fails the data of all drives is gone. In storage pool if one disk die only the data of that drive is gone.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's an extraordinarily stupid solution so I'm not surprised by the extraordinarily stupid opinion attached to it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >several drives RAID 0
        just use mergerfs. It provides the same benefit of having all your shit in one folder but without the data loss if one drive fails (and you lose some read speed)

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have 3 SMR drives in RAID5. I have a shitty qnap TS431 so I don't even get a chance to be bottlenecked by the drives, CPU is my biggest problem. I still get 50 mb/s speeds so I don't care though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have 3 SMR drives in RAID5
      OOF Size: Double jumbo extra grande

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SMR drives get slower than a low quality sd card during long writes, even sequential

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly if you've ever used older computers or god forbid tape drives this shouldn't be a problem.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it is, especially when I'm searching for a drive to make a full disk backup on and importers can't make the difference between the two and only get SMR since it's "cheaper and probable the same thing" because manufacturers don't have to disclose it on the product

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh, if you're looking for backups yeah I wouldn't necessarily recommend a SMR drive or even a HDD in general if you're backing up over 1 TB. But for long term media storage (which is what I use mine for) it's actually completely fine.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've used a 5TB SMR as my TMP/torrent drive for over 3 years and it still works fine. I'm surprised it still works tbh.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >SMR then
    >GPU with 4x pcie and 96bit bus now

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you even tell the difference?
    what can i do to find out on the drives i already own?
    how can i tell before i purchase the drives?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you go to defragment your drive and it estimates like 2 days or 1 week it's SMR

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would one choose SMR if CMR enterprise drives are cheaper per TB?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've used 4 drives (all SMR) in raid 6 for 2 years. And different 4 drives (all CMR) in JBOD.
    The performance difference is ridiculously big.
    You can't use SMR drives for torrents if you have over 4000 torrents for example. The OS just hangs up.
    So as others have said, it really boils down to how you plan to use it. If you just hold data on SMR disks and rarely access it - you won't notice any problems.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My usage patterns are mostly WORM so I don't care.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >defragmenting an SMR drive
    shiggydiggy

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for a single external HDD no
    in an array of HDDs frick yes

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I put one in my mutt raid1 bundle (don't care about speed, just capacity) and still get +100MB/s speeds
    You probably shouldn't go looking for SMR drives but if you can get them for cheap it's probably worth it

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care as I am not a redditor.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're soifacing at muh perf you should be getting SSD. It's cheap shit for long term storage and speed doesn't matter when people have to sleep. I copied all my hentai on it and let it chip away at the write overnight.

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