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Drives For NAS

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by pp111, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. pp111

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    Joined: Oct 22, 2018

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    I have been considering buying a small NAS. It will be used for backuip only and the intent is to have just one drive in it, to save money, because I don't need a high level of safety here.
    What I am not sure about, though, is uising a NAS with just one drive, should I use a standard PC drive or one of the special NAS drives? I think the answer here is that I should use a standard drive but I am not sure. I mean ultimately it's not very important since if the drive develops a problem I will just bin it lol buit I was just interested in knowing.
     
  2. U4iK

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    Personally I would use one of the NAS drives.

    I use the WD reds in my nas drives and they have worked great and are less noisy etc than desktop drives.

    You will also generally get a longer warranty with the NAS drives so worth the extra for me!!
     
  3. pp111

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    Thank you. I have bought RED's .. although in time I may let standards slip!!