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  1. Well, that is part of my question really! It is unclear whether only host managed drives are supported - and if so which ones (what are the requirements?) Just as unclear whether drive managed SMR is supported?
  2. Hi Folks, Microsoft have formally stated that Windows 2016 ReFS V2 has a specific SMR Tier, designed so the OS / File System can intelligently work with the limitations of SMR drives... So far so good. But, I have been unable to find information as to what drives work with this... does this integrate well with "any" SMR drive, or does it require specific (host manageable ) drive models? Can it work with basic Drive Managed SMR drives (can it work effectively that is!) - such as the Seagate Archive series / Exos E5? Has anyone experimented with this, any experiences? (good or bad!?) Thanks
  3. Hi Folks, 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... Thanks