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10TB Elements for $165 at Newegg

NickF

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Just as an FYI, these are now AIR filled drives, not helium ones.
 

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the_jest

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Are these CMR disks, or SMR? That is, can these be shucked and put into a FreeNAS box, or are these only good for desktop backup?
 

Yorick

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CMR. All 8TB and above are currently CMR in the WD portfolio. 2-6TB exist in SMR flavors and you can expect Elements to come as SMR in that size.
 

NickF

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CMR. All 8TB and above are currently CMR in the WD portfolio. 2-6TB exist in SMR flavors and you can expect Elements to come as SMR in that size.
Except the new 20tb drives. :)
 

Yorick

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Those 20TB are in the HM-SMR line though. Not available in the retail channel and you can’t write to them without having code that handles the HM-SMR. The cold storage companies that want them are fine with how those work :).
 
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