Hard drives

Hardware | Seagate

Seagate will soon offer 20 TB HDDs suitable for Unraid

We are entering an age, where a single drive could store all the data you ever produce without compromise. But that is also where the risks lie.

CMR (conventional magnetic recording) | Seagate | SMR (shingled magnetic recording) | Toshiba | Western Digital

Can Unraid use SMR hard drives? The SMR vs CMR debate.

Should Unraid servers avoid SMR (shingled magnetic recording) and only be equipped with CMR (conventional magnetic recording) hard drives?

Expansion card | SAS HBA | SATA

Don’t use cheap PCIe SATA expansion cards with Unraid (get a cheap HBA instead)

I don’t recommend using cheap PCIe SATA expansion cards with Unraid. A cheap HBA will give you everything you need without any issues.