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NAS hard drives

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I'm building a NAS for myself.  Will pick up a used Synology DS213j on Monday that needs hard drives.  The Internet recommends/says I need to buy NAS type drives which seem to have features built in to them to maximize their life.  OK, I can see I would need those if I was running the NAS 24 hours per day, seven days per week etc etc but if I see myself running the NAS say a maximum of only 12 hours per week would I really have to go that way?

I can get ordinary Western Digital 1 Tb drives for about $68NZ or the equivalent size IronWolf for $124NZ.  Warranty is 2 years on the WD and 3 years on the Seagate.

Comments, thoughts and recommendations on the matter please.
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