Least expensive drives for Synology DS1815+ on HCL

What are the least expensive (but still high quality) hard drives for a Synology DS1815+ Network Attached Storage Device (NAS) that are on this Synology's Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
This shows the compatible drives for that system.

https://www.synology.com/en-us/compatibility?search_by=products&model=DS1815%2B&category=hdds&p=1

As you can see, this is but page one of 4.  You asked for the best price, but we don't know what size drives you're considering.

They go from at least 120GB to 12TB.  

I would suggest looking on Newegg https://www.newegg.com/  ...or https://www.amazon.com/

Typically the terms "inexpensive" (read cheap) and high-quality don't go hand-in-hand when talking about drives.  

You get what you pay for.
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I'm looking for 6 TB hard drives.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
There are literally dozens of 6TB drives on the HCL for that device.  It really isn't feasible to go through each one, comparing prices on multiple locations and compile a spreadsheet.

Newegg and Amazon are probably going to have the best prices and if the drives have issues, they will most likely be the easiest to deal with in getting an RMA.  Sometimes you have to pay more to get good service which pays for itself.
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Amazon is my choice as their return mechanism is so simple to use.

And, I suggest you go with 12TB drives + leave a few slots open, so if you require adding additional, space you can add a single 12TB drive, rather than 2x 6TB drives.

The 12TB costs are already dropping fast.
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Which 12TB hard drives do you recommend that are on the HCL?
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Seagate ST12000NE0007 - 2GT116

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