I’ve had previously problems with SMR drives from Seagate althought it was Archive edition.
And I’m currently looking for 10TB drives to do one last updagre to a Drobo 5N, I’m looking at my options, used to be on top of this but atm not sure how it stands on SMR drives vs Drobo.
The model I’m looking at is the WD101EFAX.According to WD info is a CMR drive:
IronWoldfPRO is also an option, acording to Seagate none have SMR:
ATM here RedPro seems to be out of stock on my usual supliers.
But I rather have slower and stable.
Does anyone have any feed back on using this drive on a Drobo? I feel I should be ok, I dont really need speed, its mostly for archival and be accessed once in a while, but with this large disks I would like to have to peace of mind and minimize my chances of going trough the stress of having several days rebuild.
Any feed back appreciated.