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Rich773
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disk installation

Hi

 

I currently have a ReadyNAS 214 series 4 bay NAS device and it is working fine.

 

I would like to know if when the time comes that I need to replace one of the hard drives,  then does it matter if it is not exactly the same model as the other 3 drives as long as it is on the HCL and is the same size capacity as the other 3 disk drives?

 

I currently have four 6TB hard drives in my nas device so I believe as long as I chose a drive that is on the HCL and is 6TB in size then that should work fine.  Is that correct or does it have to be the same model as well?  The current model drives I am using are Western digital Red drives WD60EFRX

 

Many thanks

Model: RN21400|ReadyNAS 214 Series 4- Bay (Diskless)
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StephenB
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@Rich773 wrote:

 

I currently have four 6TB hard drives in my nas device so I believe as long as I chose a drive that is on the HCL and is 6TB in size then that should work fine.  Is that correct or does it have to be the same model as well?  The current model drives I am using are Western digital Red drives WD60EFRX

 


It doesn't have to be the same model, but I do recommend that you stick with NAS-purposed or enterprise drives for your NAS (ignoring the desktop options on the HCL).  Avoid the WD60EFAX, as it is SMR.  Ironwolf drives would be suitable.

 

If you go with an 7200 rpm drive, you will get a warning that the speeds mismatch.  I don't of any harm that will result (and never experienced any when I mismatched speeds years ago).  

 

As far as size goes, you can go larger with 6 TB if you like, but not smaller.  The system won't use the extra space unless you upgrade two drives to the larger size.

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