With the release of ReFS V2 / Win2016, there is now support along with storage spaces for an SMR drive tier.
However, after quite a bit of searching, I have yet to find any reference anywhere to which drives (manufacturers/models/spec requirements etc... ) are or are not supported by this capability.
This appears ideal for large archive arrays, where the data is usually idle/cold.
Questions would be:
1) Which drives are supported?
2) What is rebuild time in case of drive failure/corruption?
3) has anyone tried this? Tested real-life performance, as well as rebuild times etc...