Advertisements Are there any SMR Western Digital 8TB drives? The WD Blue and WD Black Series come in the 2.5" form factor. The WD Blue 2.5" HDD series that feature the SMR technology is the 1 TB drive, and the 2 TB drive while from the WD Black 2.5" HDD series only has a single drive that uses the SMR technology, which is the 1 TB drive. All other HDDs in these series use different recording technology called CMR or conventional magnetic recording. It appears from this list that the SMR are limited to 6TB to lower for these colors of Western digital. However I don't know about other colors. Does anyone know if Western digital makes any 8TB that are SMR? Unfortunately the drive manufacturers do their best to hide this information for the most part refusing to publish these specs even if you know the exact model number. The only reason they even have that is included in this picture is because someone blew the whistle on what they were doing and under enormous pressure published that information recently. They have the areal density average is 1203 Gb/in2 and other info probably useless to the average joe but not if SMR tech is used which you would need to avoid in RAID NAS ,TIVO DVR, security NVR, etc... I found a external Western digital 8TB that I may shuck and used for my TIVO but was hoping someone could verify that Western digital does not make any 8TB SMR drives? Thanks.