Best NAS Hard Drives - Seagate, WD, or HGST

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  1. dpavid macrumors regular

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    I am buying a Areca 8050TB2 and need to fill it with drives. What are the best NAS hard drives? I have narrowed it down to one of these 3. Price is not an issue since they're all within $10 of each other. If you have experience with these drives, please comment and advise! Thanks in advance.

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    First be sure to select a drive that is on your NAS' compatibility list, secondly if the WD Red drive is on that list, I'd opt for that over the other two.
     
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    +1 to what maflynn said....if your NAS mfgr has WD Red on the list - get those.
     
  4. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Always used WD Reds in my NAS units - never had any issues.
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

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    I'm going to offer a dissenting view and recommend the HGST Deskstar NAS drives - they're faster and in my experience with Hitachi/HGST drives, they are more reliable than WD Reds.
     
  6. dpavid thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seagate is out then. WD RED it will most likely be but I've also heard/read great things about HGST/Hitachi. Not the most popular choice but the disk speed is faster increasing performance a bit.
     
  7. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I went with the Seagate 4tb when upgrading my Synology. They've been in for just under a year and no problems. The WD red is still a good choice.
     

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