Why are Drive Manufacturers in BIG TROUBLE?

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Hard drive companies have been caught secretly selling Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) hard drives with bad-to-unusable performance. But how bad is it really?

Check out ServeTheHome's coverage of this issue:
https://www.servethehome.com/wd-red-smr-vs-cmr-tested-avoid-red-smr/
Additional details: https://www.servethehome.com/wd-red-dm-smr-update-3-vendors-bail-and-wd-knew-of-zfs-issues/
Also, on the swapping SMR drives and not telling anyone: https://www.servethehome.com/surreptitiously-swapping-smr-into-hard-drives-must-end/

Ars Technica's tests: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/06/western-digitals-smr-disks-arent-great-but-theyre-not-garbage/

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