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Posted 26 February 2013 - 17:27
Posted 26 February 2013 - 17:33
Posted 26 February 2013 - 17:36
If it's going to be on 24/7 I would go with WD Green drives.
Blacks are overklll for a NAS. WD makes a red which is designed for NAS use, and I've seen them on sale recently for reasonable prices.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 17:38
Posted 26 February 2013 - 17:42
I got the Synology DS213, and I'm running just 1 TB WD Red, and it's held up well so far. I plan to add in a second WD Red in the future, I just don't need that much storage (for now). If you're going Western Digital, don't get the Black, Blue or Green. Only the Red lineup is 'optimized' for NAS use.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 17:48
Microcenter is selling 2TB Reds for $119, only $10 than a green, and $50 less than a black.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 17:52
Posted 26 February 2013 - 17:57
yea def go with the 3TB, I went with 2x2TB in my DSJ211 and running in raid 0 (i think, its mirrored for backup). I only use it for backup for my mp3s and photos but I do not look forward to eventually swapping out the drives to increase storage
That's not a half bad deal, plus I have a microcenter store near me. But if I do this then I want to make it last so I am thinking of going with the 3tb drives. Amazon has them for $158, plus I am a prime member so no tax and free shipping.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:04
Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:16
Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:40
Posted 27 February 2013 - 14:01
Posted 27 February 2013 - 14:10
Just a side note.... every Buffalo NAS i have bought for my clients comes with WD Green's in the UK here.... Bit odd if they are not designed to be a NAS Drive.
WD Red looks brill