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WD 6TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive $164.46 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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Warning: Could be 'SMR' as per previous deal comments.

Estimated free delivery dates: 2 - 4 Feb

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    Is this shuckable?

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      Quick google search and this came up - YouTube

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        And it says yes, to answer the question.

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    If a cmr disk inside,will be a Good deal.

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    10tb and above would be safer as cmr

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    Hi. Apologies for neewbie question but what do you mean by shuckable and cmr vs smr

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    Does it really matter if it SMR or SMr if I'm not planning on shucking it and just having it connected to my laptop (ocassionaly) to back up files?

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      CMR vs SMR

      Users should evaluate their storage and backup needs carefully to determine the drives that work best for them. In principle, SMR drives will deliver the same capacity as CMR drives at a much lower cost per platter, but offer less usage flexibility. SMR drives still provide random-read functions for rapid data access like their CMR counterparts, but since they require ample idle time or sequential workloads for best performance, they work best with systems customized to take advantage of their high capacity and structure.

      SMR drives shine when used for backup and archival purposes, as infrequent drive access allows stable drive performance at a lower cost. Businesses who are looking to purchase high-capacity drives based solely on the cost per pallet also tend to favor SMR drives since they can deliver the same capacity on fewer drives, and organizations large enough can often leverage the performance of an individual drive against fleets of thousands or tens of thousands of devices.

      Users will need to pay special attention to CMR vs SMR when selecting drives for their NAS. Because of the differences in drive types, users may well look for NAS products that are pre- or partially-populated upon purchase, as that will save them the hassle of having to select the appropriate drives for their situation, as well as giving them good value in a bundle.

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        Thanks, so in my case, it shouldn't really matter if it SMR or CMR.

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          yes based on your usage description

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            @wrx5: "Ample idle time" might be an issue as I believe that's when SMR does its necessary background maintenance. Had a WD 4TB portable as a daily backup drive that I kept disconnected when not running the backups, and it kept me waiting a lot more than my previous portables for reasons I just couldn't figure out for a long time (benchmarked fine in CrystalDiskInfo), until eventually learning it was an SMR drive.

            May vary depending on the nature of one's particular backup process (whether it's heavy on random or sequential access, free space, etc.) but that's the trouble with SMR - it's just not as predictable.

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      When the smr disks nearly full, the Read speed is crazy low, maybe only 100kb/s.

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    US plug power brick ?

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      Yes, seems like it. Check replies in Customer Q&A-

      Question:Do it have an AU power plug or not? The reviews say yes and no???
      Answer:If it ships from USA, then typically No. If it ships from Amazon UK, typically yes.
      By Jason on 19 November 2020

      Item was shipped with an American plug. You need to email Western digital service And advise them and they will send you an Australian plug free of charge.
      By Walkerxp on 19 November 2020