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    Going for WD Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB drives - being a bit green, as we don't need a massive amount of performance. They're neither the fastest or the slowest, but come in at a reasonable price.

    We could've gone for their Black range, for about a 25% increase in speed but for double the money.
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    You do know WDs Caviar Green drives are on QNAP's "Not Recommended" list don't you?

    These hard disk drives have passed QNAP lab's initial verification of compatibility. However, because many users have reported unstable experience with these hard disk drives, we do not recommend using these had disk drives with QNAP products. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    You do know WDs Caviar Green drives are on QNAP's "Not Recommended" list don't you?
    Oh drat! Missed that bit! There's always something isn't there?

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    However, because many users have reported unstable experience with these hard disk drives, we do not recommend using these had disk drives with QNAP products.
    We have a 2U, 8-bay QNAP server with those 2TB WD Caviar Green drives in, I don't think there's been any problems with them (certianly they all seemed to format and get set up okay). The server is used for daily backups of our file servers, Exchange server and SQL server via BackupExec - it seems to have been running fine for the past 6 months or so. I have two of those drives in my home server which has been running non-stop for about half a year, and again, no problems.

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