Seagate Archive HDD

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu Mar 26 14:04:39 UTC 2015

i want to buy 2 such drives for backup server.

This drives use shingled recording.

Are anyone using them and can confirm they are compatible on software 
level with other disks? I understand average random write time would be 
5-10 times slower than normal drive because of the need of rewrite few 
full tracks worth of data, but otherwise will then be compatible and can i 
use it as usual?

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