Thecus N5200PRO compatibility with Western Digital WD10EADS?

Posted on 2009-02-23
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Can anyone tell me if they have successfully used Western Digital WD10EADS 1TB Drives inside a Thecus N5200PRO unit.

I have read rumors of the Green Drives dropping from the array when they drop their voltage to a power saving mode.

I have looked at the compatibility sheets on the Thecus site (Latest sheet is at December 2008) and it does not list the 10EADS nor the 10EACS cavier green WD drives for the Thecus 5200.

I noticed that the WD10EACS is listed in the Thecus 7700 NAS compatibility sheet though and I have read many articles and forums of people using them in the 7700.
Question by:bnoyzy
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rindi earned 1500 total points
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The best option in such issues is always to get in touch with thecus. Often if a HD isn't officially compatible a firmware update can correct that, but only the manufacturer will be able to tell you exactly what is compatible.

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Yeah thanks rindi,
I sent them an email before I posted this question.

They finally got back to me yesterday with the answer I was hoping for:

"Thanks for your mail.

WD10EADS is compatible with N5200."

Hope this helps others in search for the answer as it is not yet in Thecus's online compatibility sheets.
Currently I have replaced all my 320GB HDDs with these cavier Greens and so far no probs... It is still building the array now as I am writing this though (but still it took 5hrs per drive swap and got right up to now without dropping one and is still going strong).
I will try and come back in a few weeks time and post the over time results.
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