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Amazon has the Synology DS218+ on sale for $254.99 on Black Friday. 5% back with prime card makes this close to Rakuten deal.

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Amazon.com finally posted their Black Friday price drop for these. Free shipping as well.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075N1B...4DbTSGYKEB
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Expected price from Amazon. But I went with Rakuten/Adorama deal which saves another $30 on using MC for Rakuten super points for same price. With tax came for $254. Overall making it slick as $224.(if you are OK to consider Rakuten $30 in points)
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Yeah the Rakuten deal was better. With my state taxes the order came out to $254. One should periodically check the Rakuten site as they seem to be going in and out of stock on the DS218+ at the sale price. But this price is still good for those who missed the Rakuten deal.
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What are the most economical "bag for the buck" HDD's to put into these?
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8TB external drives you can buy for $120-$130 each, shuck them, and use two mirrored for a 8GB NAS.

Or 10TB external drives you can buy for $160 each, shuck them, and toss them in the NAS.

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8TB external drives you can buy for $120-$130 each, shuck them, and use two mirrored for a 8GB NAS.

Or 10TB external drives you can buy for $160 each, shuck them, and toss them in the NAS.

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8TB external drives you can buy for $120-$130 each, shuck them, and use two mirrored for a 8GB NAS.

Or 10TB external drives you can buy for $160 each, shuck them, and toss them in the NAS.

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Or, for $180, get 12tb from Bestbuy and shuck them... https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-e...Id=6364259 These work like a champ in my 918+
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Expected price from Amazon. But I went with Rakuten/Adorama deal which saves another $30 on using MC for Rakuten super points for same price. With tax came for $254. Overall making it slick as $224.(if you are OK to consider Rakuten $30 in points)
I found the Rakuten deal but not the adorama portion, do you have a link?
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There is a cash back credit in the Amazon app. Bring your cart up to $300 and get $25. Not as good as the Rakuten but better than nothing. Search "get more" on the Amazon app to see if you get this promo.
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I found the Rakuten deal but not the adorama portion, do you have a link?
It was sold by them via Rakuten
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It's the high-end model of 2-bay NAS models, with transcoding and upgradable memory.
If you don't need 4-bay for RAID 5 but want to use more features than just storing files, this should be a good choice.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075N1BYWX
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8TB external drives you can buy for $120-$130 each, shuck them, and use two mirrored for a 8GB NAS.

Or 10TB external drives you can buy for $160 each, shuck them, and toss them in the NAS.

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Is this the 8TB drive that is a preferred option for shucking?

New to NAS and want to make sure I'm setting myself up right from the start.

https://www.adorama.com/seteb8000100.html
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FYI. Earlier Amazon deal on the DS218+ posted today at this link:
https://slickdeals.net/f/13653182-synology-ds218-254-99
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Is this the 8TB drive that is a preferred option for shucking?

New to NAS and want to make sure I'm setting myself up right from the start.

https://www.adorama.com/seteb8000100.html
Frankly in a light duty RAID 1 array for home use the type of disk doesn't matter. Your disk mirror's write and read speed will exceed the single 1GB NIC interface speed.

But if you are doing heavy duty use, or constant writes like a surveillance center for your security camera recordings you should perhaps consider a drive optimized for constant writes - like a WD Purple Drive.

I used a couple of 5TB WD external shucked drives for two years in my QNAP NAS without any issue and they worked great! I recently upgraded to the 10TB drives that I shucked.

I'd not lose sleep over the type of drive (PMR or not). It won't matter for light duty home NAS. The only thing you really want to stay clear of from what I've read is green drives that go into standby when not in use as that's not appropriate for a RAID array. Also steer clear of any type of SSHD or hybrid drive as they are not designed for RAID either.
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