Western Digital has begun distributing new 22TB hard drives.

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    On other hand imagine SMR on 22Tb...
    Very good news for compact mass storage.
     
  3. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    I'd love just one for my server.
    Could back up all of my game drives and game files.
     
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    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    I might want to look at one of these myself, provided the warranty is sufficient.
     

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    chia anyone lol
     
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    haste Ancient Guru

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    Buying such huge HDDs would definitely increase my anxiety levels. Loosing a terabyte is bad. Loosing 22TBs would be disastrous.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Fair play to WD, fair play.

    I got a nice 6TB/256MB 'Black' on my rig, and before that I think I have always had WD drives.

    I guess, in a time where everything is flash, it's nice to know WD are still seeing what can be achieved with mechanical.
     
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    5 years on golds.

    Keep them running constantly and they'll last 10 years.
     
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    You mean this...

    "Western Digital's industry-leading Ultrastar 22 TB CMR HDDs and 26 TB UltraSMR HDDs began shipping"

    Looks to me like an extra 4TB using SMR
     
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    It's not for the same use, mean the CMR stop at 22Tb and the uSMR at 26Tb.
    CMR generaly eat more energy and are more versatile, SMR (or uSMR) are more energy friendly but if they are filled with lot of files it may take more time to pass from one to other (it's due to the "rewriting" of this tech)...
    most of the time CMR are also more expensive compared to SMR strict equivalent on WD product line.
     

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