For the price of 3 drives I get:You can get 3TBs for almost $100 now. I got 2 a couple months ago for $100...
ZFS developers are looking to optimize ZFS for SMR if possible which is a good thing too.The other thread is full of trolling on Seagate (I'm not a fanboy of them, I buy all brands, they all fail, I have backups) so I'm posting here.
That price for a 8TB is amazing, and this just as I'm preparing to buy 20 6TB WD red for exactly the same price.
However SMR is very new, and I'm using ZFS, I'm not sure that's a good combination, even if my use would be storage that doesn't move much, and backup of that storage.
Adding more to the drive cost than it's worth. I'm sure there will be 8TB SAS disks but at an increased cost.What they need to start doing is getting rid of the old SATA interface... Replace it with the SAS Connector make all things either NL-SAS or SAS.
Better Performance, I/O, SCSI Command capable, and a Unified Connector... Now that would be a huge WIN!
Sometimes i think we already there but if the NL-SAS component was 20$ more per drive i would still pay it... somtimes its about the quality and capabilities rather than cheap.Adding more to the drive cost than it's worth. I'm sure there will be 8TB SAS disks but at an increased cost.