Most reliable Hard Drive for Synology NAS?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xp0z3d, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. xp0z3d macrumors regular

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    I am buying Synology 212j NAS (http://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-Diskless-Network-Attached/dp/B005YW7OLM/ref=pd_cp_pc_0) but confused what Hard Drive to get. As there are some like WD Red/Green/Black. or go with another brand but i have heard great things about WD.

    And I am taking out Original Toshiba HD out of Macbook and replace it with SSD. So I was thinking of using that Toshiba in NAS as a Backup for Macbook through Time machine. But will I be able to install a 2.5" HD into NAS bays?

    Last question is more towards sharing/Networking. I usually can access my WDTV (USB2 HD Attached to it) from my Macbook but when I try to access Macbook from WDTV it asks me username and password and no matter what I provide it always fails to connect. Any help?
     
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  3. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    same here...
     
  4. xp0z3d thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Which ever you choose to get lol. Blue, Green or Black series.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Their RE series. Pricier, but great for 24/7 use.
     
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  8. xp0z3d thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for HD suggestions.
    And some answers for my question about not able to access Macbook over Network?
     
  9. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    You can never do a quick HD poll, as they just die eventually. Everyone will have different experiences based on small sample sizes. I have personally lost 4-5 WD over the years including one in the past week. But I don't think they were any worse than any other brands.

    But yes, if you want reliability you'll buy an enterprise drive.
     

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