On Fri, 17 Apr 2020 19:33:01 +1200, I wrote:
... and Toshiba to add to the collection, of vendors
drives without telling their customers
Toshiba has now been forthcoming
with details of which of its desktop-type drives are using SMR.
That article also mentions a category of drives specifically designed
for “video surveillance”. Well, I suppose SMR is acceptable for an
application like that, where the writes are mostly sequential.