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HDD for NAS

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  • NAS / RAID
  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
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December 1, 2012 1:16:42 AM

Hi Guys,

I'm planning to buy/build a NAS (4 bay) for my home media. Would be accessing it via my router (dual band NetGear WNDR4000). Would download torrents, stream to my HDTV (DLNA or something) and keep backups of my pics/docs etc.

What HDDs would be good?
- 4x2TB or 3x3TB
- I guess 4 would get me a bit more safety and speed, but is it worth it?
- "WD Red" (3 yr warranty) or "Seagate Barracuda 7200" (1 yr warranty) ? Seagate is cheaper by almost 5-6 $/TB, is the best seller on Amazon and has pretty bad reviews (3.7 vs 4.5 for WD red).

Thanks
Kashyap

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a c 162 G Storage
December 1, 2012 6:49:54 AM

WD Red drives are designed specifically to work in NAS systems
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a b G Storage
December 1, 2012 8:15:11 AM

Segate give 3 year warenty on hdds.buy 3x3tb 9tb is not enough sometime u can buy 1more 3tb but 4x2 tb fill the powercables no more update is possible.
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December 2, 2012 1:38:03 AM

Emerald said:
WD Red drives are designed specifically to work in NAS systems

Hmm.. that's why it was on my list, but just wanted to be sure, i've seen many such marketing gimmicks, like an SLR lens marked as "macro" though it has nothing to really help with macro photography. Anyway...

hytecgowthaman said:
Segate give 3 year warenty on hdds.buy 3x3tb 9tb is not enough sometime u can buy 1more 3tb but 4x2 tb fill the powercables no more update is possible.

So I guess the speed and safety we get out of having 4 drives is not appreciable?
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