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Best hard drives for a synology 513+

Posted on 2014-10-24
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Hello,
Looking to get some hard drives for a new synology unit. I read that Hitachi drives are the most reliable. I have been reading that seagate drives are the worst, wd the next, hitachi the best. Any tips would be appreciated.
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You must have read this review:
http://www.storagereview.com/synology_ds1513_nas_review
Which gave the Hitachi and edge.
I personally believe that all hard drives these days have issues.  However if you want stability then you need to pay extra for Enterprise Class hard drives no matter what brand.
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Brand name means nothing.

Have a read of the great blog post on Synology's own web site and disks.
http://blog.synology.com/blog/?p=1130

As pjam said, enterprise class disks are what makes the difference.

The "Best" manufacturer of hard disks willl always be the one favoured by the reviewer (CYNICAL MODE=ON : The company that paid for the review!)
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As above, don't look at the brand. Rather use disks that were built for NAS, or use Enterprise class disks. WD for example has the "red" disks which are optimated for NAS.
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