Our Response to the Recent SMR Hard Drive News

Jun 19, 2020

Recently, Western Digital has reported that some hard drives may have shipped using Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology in certain product lines, including the NAS-Specific WD Red drives, without being readily apparent to consumers.

Buffalo would like to assure our partners and customers that the hard drives in our products, even ones that contain WD Red NAS drives, use Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) technology instead of SMR. Therefore, there is no danger of RAID array issues associated with SMR technology. As Buffalo's NAS products come with drives included, we carefully select our drives and rigorously test them before adding them to the product chassis to ensure the highest level of quality.

Learn more about SMR drives here.