Disks for Synology NAS DS918+

Hi,

I have a Synology NAS 918+ with 3TB WD Green drives. I have them running for some years.
2 disks are showing errors once and a while. I'm not sure if I should replace them all (quite costly, just bought the DS918+).

What disks would you advise to use (home usage, running virtual machine manager but could buy the SSD cache to optimize speed).
3TB is good enough, 4 TB is also an option. Budget is around 300 Euro.
https://www.synology.com/en-us/compatibility?search_by=products&model=DS918%2B&category=hdds&filter_size=4TB&p=1

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janhoedtAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
Hi Jan,
In the WD product line, the Red drives are recommended for NAS devices. The 3TB one is £92 at Amazon UK (€104):
https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-RED-NAS-Hard-Drive/dp/B008JJLW4M

Since you need four drives for the 4-bay Synology DS918+, that would, unfortunately, put you about €116 over budget. There may be less expensive choices, but I have no personal experience with them, as I have put WD Red drives in all the NAS units for my clients and myself in the past several years. Regards, Joe
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Any disks which are certified for use with Synology NAS.

https://www.synology.com/en-uk/compatibility?search_by=products&model=DS918%2B&category=hdds&p=1

What ever is cheapest, Western Digital or Seagate both do NAS ranges....

We use WD Red and Seagate NAS

https://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/internal-hard-drives/nas-drives/nas-hdd/
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
RED they are built for always on
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