Over the last few months, I have been using a “new” 5TB WD MyPassPort 2.5" external drive.
This drive is used for all manner of daily activity; primarily photo editing.
Compared to previous drives I have used. . .this drive is generally very slow to respond to read requests.
I have heard a rumor that all the 2.5" MyPassports are now SMR drives. . . not CMR.
Can anyone confirm this?
If this drive is SMR. . . I don’t want to fool around - - -I will replace it promptly. If I can’t get proper CMR 2.5 external drives from anywhere. . . not sure what I will do. . . . I really do want a 5TB portable drive capability… . and really don’t want the expense and hassle of multiple 1TB or 2TB Portable SSDs (NOTE: I have not ruled this path out of the question.)