Ceph and SMR Drives - NO

Don’t use Ceph with SMR Drives! A while back at Ceph Day in NYC I saw a representative from a drive manufacturer talk about SMR drives. SMR stands for Shingled Magnetic Recordingand the analogy given was ‘think about the shingles on a house’. It sounded very interesting but they were not on the market at the time. A very active community member, Wido den Hollander, posted his findings here. The net result was DO NOT USE SMR DRIVES!

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