Hi all, my name is Frank and I am new here. What I am looking for is a 2.5 inch drive of 2TB or larger that uses CMR not SMR!
What have I done, I searched all WD 2.5 inch drives I could find and it looks like all of them that are 1TB of more use SMR. I can not seem to find any that clearly state that CMR is used.
Reason why I am looking for a CMR drive. I will be making a regular backup / clone of my laptop as a disaster recovery. The drive should be bootable and I want the backup to be fast and reliable. When booting I will be restoring the drive to a new system drive. Mostly sequential read’s.
The software I will be using for the backup / clone procedure is called Carbon Copy Cloner also known as CCC. There is very clear advice what ‘not’ to use. https://bombich.com/kb/ccc5/choosing-backup-drive
At the moment I only seem to see SMR disks everywhere. Any tips are welcome.
I am actually looking for an external drive but can not find any that is clearly CMR. Therefor I am now looking into selecting an internal drive that I will put into an external enclosure that will interface between USB 3 and SATA.
Also the option of an 3.5 inch CMR drive is still open. The same applies, either an internal SATA disk that I will put in an USB enclosure or an external USB 3 disk.
I found the WD Laptop Everyday, 2TB
I have the feeling this one is SMR and not CMR. Is that correct?