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Old 13.01.2021, 08:46
ElCho ElCho is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 201

It seems you are right regarding the Seagate disks being the culprit of this problem. I just read about them, and although
the manufacturer doesn't mention it in the disks' documentation neither labels, "Barracuda" models (ST2000DM008, ST4000DM004 and others) are Shingled Magnetic Recording drives, instead regular PMR ones. So, that should explain the slowdowns and speed's fluctuations. Next time I buy another drive I will make sure it isn't an "SMR" one.

Anyway, the "parallel" files' decryption for MEGA is a nice feature to have, so thanks.
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