By contrast, Seagate's mark on SMR / PMR is relatively "duty", and the existing SMR hard disk models are also published, including coolfish, exos Galaxy series hard disk, etc.
According to foreign media reports, Greg belloni, head of Seagate media, confirmed that all of Seagate's Ironwolf / Ironwolf Pro hard disks used in NAS are CMR, and there is no plan to launch SMR hard disks in the future. Belloni also said that NAS users are not recommended to configure SMR hard disks. I don't know what it's like to hear that.
However, when it comes to desktop SMR hard disk, belloni doesn't think it's necessary to remove it. SMR hard disk has high burst performance, which matches the desktop environment.
According to the data released recently, Seagate is currently the largest supplier of mechanical hard disk in the world, followed by Xishao and Toshiba.