Western Digital is releasing the CMR-based Red Plus series NAS HDDs. This series assures ZFS compatibility for NAS, one of the features that were supposed to be a part of Red sub-branding. This is the action WD took well after being called out for switch-and-bait of WD Red models from the EFRX which used SMR to EFAX models between 2TB-to-6TB that used the lower performing and lesser reliable (for NAS) CMR technology. It all started with a lack of clarity from WD which kept defending its stance after the crowd-sourced evidence of NAS-specific issues.
This is the Seagate Ironwolf 14TB ST14000VN008 HDD drive, its highest capacity storage drive with 7,200 RPM. Apart from its elusive pricing, it would attract some type of users who will need 12.7 TB formatted mechanical drive in a single package. All of this while maintaining its MTBF lifespan.