Most importantly, a four-drive RAID array powered by WD Red NAS HDDs with SMR took anywhere from 13 to 16 times longer to complete a rebuild of a failed array, highlighting that SMR drives can leave data at risk for much longer than standard CMR drives. That's important because WD markets the WD Red NAS drives for RAID arrays. … [Read more...] about Firm Seeks Class Action Suit Over WD’s SMR Hard Drives
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We recently reported that Western Digital (WD) was shipping hard drives with SMR technology, a technology that boosts capacity but results in slower hard drives, without listing that fact in marketing materials and product specifications. Further scrutiny found that Toshiba and Seagate also engage in the practice, which obviously leaves the door open for litigation against those companies, too. … [Read more...] about Multiple Class Action Suits Over WD’s SMR Hard Drives Filed in US and Canada
But creating live and long-form content is time-intensive, and creators want to be paid for their efforts. Instagram is now incentivizing influencers to use IGTV by showing ads before their content and giving them a cut of 55%, while also aiming to make up for the stand-alone app’s dismal downloads at the beginning of the year. … [Read more...] about Instagram plays catch-up by finally paying its creators. Will they stay?
The “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship” directs the Federal Communications Commission to narrow the scope of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which largely protects internet companies from liability for content posted by users on their platforms. The order is not only ill-considered — it is unconstitutional. It mocks the First Amendment by seeking to dictate speech to private actors. It ignores the fact that, in our system, laws are determined by Congress and the Constitution – not by executive decree. … [Read more...] about Trump’s executive order would hamstring U.S. innovation
Price, warranty, and availability The Wi-Fi Huawei MatePad Pro costs 499 British pounds, which is around $610. It comes with a two-year warranty if purchased in the U.K., and can be found through Huawei’s own online store and in some retail stores including Currys. The MatePad Pro is not officially available in the U.S., but could be purchased as an import. The keyboard case costs 129 pounds, or about $158, and an M Pen stylus is yours for 100 pounds/$122. Huawei also sells the tablet, case, and stylus for 610 pounds, or about $745. … [Read more...] about Huawei MatePad Pro Review: In the iPad’s shadow