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What WD and HGST hard drives are SMR?

May 4th 2020 in HDD
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Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology helps hard drive manufacturers to produce HDDs with larger capacity. But it is not recommended to use SMR drives for applications with significant load (for example in NAS boxes or for 24x7 use). If you ever questioned whether your hard drive uses SMR, then this guide would help you.

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HDD with MAMR Technology

April 19th 2020 in HDD
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This year is promised to be the year when MAMR technology becomes a reality. This technology should increase the recording density up to 4Tbit per square inch, which in theory would allow hard drive manufacturers to create a 40TB HDD.

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HDD with HAMR Technology

April 12th 2020 in HDD
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Hard disk drive capacity is growing every year but not everybody knows what it takes to increase the capacity of modern HDD. You can buy a 6TB 3.5" drive now and manufacturers saying it's not a limit of magnetic recording just yet. Let's find out what would manufacturers need to do to produce not a 6TB drive but a 60TB one.

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