Storage upgrade on Leopard system76 desktop

CEO ran out of space on his beast.  System 76 Leopard Extreme is that system in his home office.  250GB SSD and 4x4TB drives. so 16TB total.  https://system76.com/desktops/leopard

I want to give him more[ max out] space with least amount of disruption.  Was thinking about this one: https://www.amazon.com/Gold-12TB-Enterprise-Class-Drive/dp/B075L6FJH8
But then I like to do make sure he can do it.  Would be much slower with external drive?  He does large programing models. So debating if i should go with internal or external drive.

Thoughts?
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RyanHelp DeskCommented:
I have had problems with Western Digital in the past and I would stay away from them and look into a Seagate model:

https://www.seagate.com/enterprise-storage/exos-drives/

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RyanHelp DeskCommented:
I would also make sure that you contact Leopard system76 to check for compatibility issues as they run a specialized OS.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Thanks Ryan.  Do you think external SSD option would be much slower?
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RyanHelp DeskCommented:
I don't know.  I would look into a NAS as they can be expanded when the technology grows into the future.  If you got one that is 5 bays then the total storage with the above drive would be 70 TB.  You can get very large SSD drives for business, but they are extremely expensive.  SSDs are much faster than standard hard drives and are also much more reliable.
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