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I know people are polarized about these drives, but good deal buying two of these for a raid 1 NAS setup to backup photo, video and important files?
Or should I wait for prime day to get a deal on some wd red drives for this purpose?
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I've been eyeing an 8tb for $230, this should do fine. Thanks op
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I know people are polarized about these drives, but good deal buying two of these for a raid 1 NAS setup to backup photo, video and important files?
Or should I wait for prime day to get a deal on some wd red drives for this purpose?

I think it's fine dude. The only negative for me is NewEgg, because I'll never buy from them again LOL after they disclosed purchase info/history to various state tax authorities without (1) disclosing it to customers, and (2) without legally being required to. I have no problem paying taxes, and in fact I buy from Best Buy locally sometimes because I believe in supporting a brick and mortar store, with employees, etc. even if I'm paying 6-8% more with sales tax in PA.


Anyway yeah dude. RAID 1, why not? Obviously make sure you have another copy if the things you're backing up are critical/irreplaceable. Because if ONE of those two drives ever fails, now you no longer have a backup right? Until you pop a new drive it, and until it rebuilds, you'll be hoping that the remaining drive doesn't also die! Sorry if that's obvious, I just like to remind people of that. I learned the hard way a long time ago lol. I have 2x8TB WD EasyStore shucked drives in a Synology NAS. But I have another 8TB shucked EasyStore where I keep copies of the most critical and non-replaceable things.


If this price is good for you, I wouldn't hesitate. It's a NAS drive, and it has a warranty. What more could someone want? Smilienod
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I know people are polarized about these drives, but good deal buying two of these for a raid 1 NAS setup to backup photo, video and important files?
Or should I wait for prime day to get a deal on some wd red drives for this purpose?
My understanding between Ironwolfs and Reds is that if you want data backup, go with the Reds. Ironwolf are slightly faster if you want speed. Because they are faster, they run hotter and less long term reliability. At least that's the cursory summary of what I have seen online. I plan to wait for a Red myself.
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With nas ssd caching, the faster nas disk means nothing. I'd much getting a slower drive that's lower in noise and heat than a slightly faster drive
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amazing thanks a bunch
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With nas ssd caching, the faster nas disk means nothing. I'd much getting a slower drive that's lower in noise and heat than a slightly faster drive
Hey Sean, what is your NAS setup? It sounds NASty (ha ha). I mean NAS SSD caching - what equipment do you have - just trying to figure out a better way to do it.
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Hey Sean, what is your NAS setup? It sounds NASty (ha ha). I mean NAS SSD caching - what equipment do you have - just trying to figure out a better way to do it.
pretty much all recent NAS support ssd caching. the one i have is QNAP 951x that supports 4 2.5 inch disk and 5 3.5 inch disk. while you could you use SSD caching (QNAP recommand RAID 1 ssd for read and write, or just one SSD for read only), i found the auto tiring works great. basically i got one logical volume span over two physical volumes, one is a RAID 6 of 5 3.5 inch disks, the other one is RAID 5 of 4 SSDs. all write files goes direclty on to the SSD RAID first and QNAP figures out what to keep on the SSD volumes based on file types. the stationary files then move to the HDD RAID.

you could of course set your own policies, but it worked so well that i stop tweaking it. i got about 400 MB/S read and 300 MB/S write with 10GbE connection. but that's largely due to my SSDs are old (i got 4 refurbished 512 crucial M4 that i bought about ages ago and they are quite slow).
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