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    Which disks for a QNAP for home?

    I am looking at purchasing QNAP TS-410 for home for mass storage, backup and running VMs for my test lab. The only problem is I can't decide which HDs I need for them. Everyone I look at seems to have some sort of problem or another, whether it's the WD green disks head issues to the overheating samsungs.
    I am looking to run 1 or 2 TB disks in a RAID 5 array so if anyone has a QNAP running and has not filled it with enterprise disks can you please tell me what you have and if they are okay.

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    WD RE4 1TB aren't horrendously epxensive.

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    The QNAp forum says:
    'The WD Desktop drives (Green/Blue/Black) are not recommended for RAID volume usage'
    But I am using two WD green drives in a QNAP TS 210 with no problems so far.
    The compatability list is here:
    Compatibility List - QNAPedia

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    We put WD2002FAEX in our TS-859 Pro+, they're still classed as consumer drives, and they work very well. £108 each from Amazon - Western Digital Caviar 2TB (7200 RPM) SATA 6GB/s 64MB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    I am looking at purchasing QNAP TS-410 for home for mass storage, backup and running VMs for my test lab. The only problem is I can't decide which HDs I need for them. Everyone I look at seems to have some sort of problem or another, whether it's the WD green disks head issues to the overheating samsungs.
    I am looking to run 1 or 2 TB disks in a RAID 5 array so if anyone has a QNAP running and has not filled it with enterprise disks can you please tell me what you have and if they are okay.

    Cheers

    Chris
    How much is the 4 bay version ( think its the same model as the one you are looking at ) ?

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    £286 on the net although I plan to get it a little cheaper than that if I can.

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    I got a QNAP-419P with 4 disks : Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 HDS722020ALA330. Until now I got no hassle.

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    A vote against the WD Greens, I've just had a fire new 1TB one brick itself to the point where the PC wouldn't even POST. Reviews have never been particularly glowing for them either.

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    I have the 410 at home and over the years i have found all makes of hard drive to be as rubbish as the next. Disks fail so now i tend to let price be the major factor. I went for 4 x Samsung 2TB drives as they were around £54 each, i did have to update the firmware on them as they have 4K sectors but since then they have been running fine. I backup all the important stuff off the NAS onto Amazon S3 using the option in the NAS's CP.

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